Ljubljana, Friday, 24 March 2017 – The Management Board of the SIJ Group named Slavko Kanalec as the Managing Director of the company SIJ Acroni, who already lead the company between 2007-2014 and is very familiar with it.

Slavko Kanalec has been performing the function of Executive Director of Technology for the entire SIJ Group for the past three years. Before that he worked at the company SIJ Acroni, where he was employed immediately after graduating, and was gradually promoted from Operational Manager to Managing Director of the company, which is the position he is returning to today.

Slavko Kanalec is a universtiy graduated metallurgical engineer who completed an MBA in Business Administration in 2008 at the IEDC Bled School of Management.

The SIJ Group is the largest Slovenian vertically integrated metallurgical group, whose products occupy leading positions on the European and global niche steel markets. The Group consists of two core business areas - metallurgical (core business) and food processing industry (acquisition of Perutnina Ptuj Group), almost 50 subsidiaries in Europe, US and Asia, and around 7,200 employees. In 2016, the SIJ Group generated sales revenues of EUR 842.7 million, an operating profit (EBITDA) of EUR 127.1 million and a net profit of EUR 51.3 million.