Steeve Anquez

Steeve Anquez, GrafTech France S.N.C.

A control room operator, Steeve Anquez joined GrafTech in June 1999. While his primary job is to follow graphitizing firing runs – one of the several steps involved in producing the electrodes that are essential for electric arc furnaces – he’s also something of a problem solver. “When an issue on site arises,” he explains, “I gather information, I analyze it and I alert the right team member to address it properly.” Steeve knows how to make the right calls – in part because of his 20 years’ experience with the company. But GrafTech’s culture of employee empowerment also plays an important part. “In my job, I have a lot of autonomy. I feel trusted to contribute and make a difference.”