Gerdau Ameristeel Inc., Vice-President & General Manager
Roger Paiva is the Vice President and General Manager of the Merchant Operations of Gerdau Long Steel North America.
In his role, he oversees 5 steel mill's plant operations, two in Ontario (Whitby and Cambridge) and three in US (Charlotte in North Caroline, Jackson in Tennessee and Wilton in Iowa).
Roger joined Gerdau, S.A. in 1982 and moved up the Gerdau management ladders.
He worked at the Gerdau Riograndense mill in Brazil where he started as a co-op student.
In 1994 he left Riograndense and went to our Cambridge Steel Mill as a project coordinator, and then in 1995 he was promoted to Rolling Mill Manager.
In 2001 Roger became the Operations Manager at the Cambridge Mill and in 2002 he was named Vice President and General Manager of the Company's Cartersville Steel Mill in Georgia.
In 2003 Roger
returned to Canada as the VP/GM
of the Whitby mill.
In 2010 he was promoted to a corporate role as VP/GM of Merchant Operations.
Mr. Paiva holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Pontificia Universidade Catolica of Porto Alegre , Brazil.