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LUKENS NAMES NEW CORPORATE EXECUTIVES: T. GRANT JOHN -- VP OF PLANNING/STAINLESS STEEL, RICHARD D. LUZZI -- VP OF HUMAN RESOURCES

 COATESVILLE, Pa., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Lukens Inc. (NYSE: LUC) has named T. Grant John vice president of planning/stainless steel and Richard D. Luzzi as vice president of human resources.
 Commenting on the appointments, Lukens Inc. chairman and chief executive R.W. Van Sant said, "These new executive positions were established to bring additional expertise to the senior management team as we begin to pursue and implement our long-term growth strategies."
 As vice president of planning/stainless steel, T. Grant John, 53, is responsible for leading the development of the company's long-range integrated stainless steel growth strategies. Van Sant said, "The objective of his assignment will be to establish a coordinated stainless steel growth plan that includes the utilization of existing and new production facilities and distribution systems at both the Lukens and Washington Steel operations.
 "His extensive experience in a broad range of stainless steel technologies, manufacturing and distribution activities, coupled with his experience in leadership positions at major domestic and international specialty steel producers, makes him well-qualified for this new assignment."
 Dr. John has been involved in the stainless steel industry since 1966 when he joined Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation (now LTV Steel). From 1971-1977, John was with J & L's Stainless and Strip Division, serving as plant manager from 1975. In 1977, John joined Axel Johnson, a privately owned Swedish group with extensive stainless steel business holdings, as president of its Ingersoll Steel subsidiary. During his 14 years with Axel Johnson, he held a series of increasingly responsible management positions in the corporation's US operations. He became group vice president of metals in 1981; president and CEO of Avesta, Inc. in 1984; and corporate vice president at Axel Johnson, Inc. in 1985.
 John holds undergraduate and doctoral degrees in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of British Columbia. He is a member of the ASM International, the Iron and Steelmaking Society (ISS) and is a former director of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI).
 Richard D. Luzzi, 41, named vice president - human resources, was formerly vice president of human resources at Rockwell Graphic Systems and vice president - international human resources for Rockwell International Corp. Van Sant said, "Rick Luzzi has repeatedly demonstrated his leadership abilities in a broad array of human resources and labor management assignments. We are fortunate to have him join Lukens at this time."
 Luzzi started his career at Continental Can Co. where he advanced to division manager of human resources and joined Rockwell International Corporation in 1980 as manager of employee relations. Luzzi adkwell Graphic Systems, Inc. in 1988. He assumed the additional responsibilities of vice president - international human resources for Rockwell International in 1991.
 Luzzi holds a bachelor's degree in labor/management relations from The Pennsylvania State University and a master's degree in industrial relations from the University of Wisconsin. He is a member of the National Management Association (NMA), Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) Human Resources Council One, Human Resources Management Association of Chicago, United States Council for International Business Industrial Relations Committee.
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