The Doe Run Company (Doe Run) has named Steve Batts as vice president and chief operating officer. The 30-year veteran of the company will lead the entire organization’s operations – balancing immediate performance with long-term maintenance and growth to maximize the company’s prosperity, sustainability and development.  Batts previously served as vice president – SEMO Operations, which includes the company’s mines, mills and lead battery recycling facility.

“Steve has a uniquely broad perspective of our company because he has spent time working in, and leading, both our mining and metal production divisions,” said Jerry Pyatt, Doe Run president and CEO. “He has a proven record of driving innovation and safety in our operations.”

Batts completed several major initiatives during his leadership both as vice president – SEMO Operations, and as SEMO general manager:

  • All of Doe Run’s active mines and mills achieved ISO 14001 certifications for environmental management.
  • SEMO constructed and opened five new high-tech water treatment plants.
  • SEMO reached 3 million hours with no lost-time incidents and celebrated major milestone years in safety at two mills.
  • Doe Run mines were recognized three times with the National Mine Association’s prestigious Sentinels of Safety Award.
  • The Resource Recycling facility received the Supplier Award in the Metals Category from Winchester Ammunition, and maintained ISO certifications in quality management and environmental management.

Batts is a native Missourian and resides in Desoto, Missouri. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla (now Missouri University of Science and Technology).

Additional local company leaders received promotions within the SEMO Division. Brian Mangogna has been named general manager – SEMO operations. Mangogna has been with Doe Run for approximately 20 years, most recently as mill manager. During his tenure, he has overseen ISO environmental certification at each mill location, improved metallurgy and metal recovery, and developed more efficient processes for shipping Doe Run’s lead and zinc concentrates globally. Mangogna received a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering from University of Missouri – Rolla (now Missouri S&T) and a master’s degree in business administration from Webster University. Mangogna lives in Salem, Missouri.

Adam Steimel, former mill superintendent at Buick Mill, has been promoted to fill the mill manager role. He will oversee operations at Doe Run’s four mills, as well as the sale and shipment of concentrates. A graduate from University of Missouri – Rolla (now Missouri S&T) with a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering, Steimel has worked at Doe Run for over 14 years and resides in Salem, Missouri.

About The Doe Run Company

Based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, The Doe Run Company is a privately held natural resources company and a global provider of lead, copper and zinc concentrates. Dedicated to environmentally responsible mineral and metal production, Doe Run operates one of the world’s largest, single-site lead recycling centers, located in Boss, Missouri, and mines from one of the world’s largest lead mining districts, also in Missouri. The Doe Run Company and its subsidiaries deliver products and services necessary to provide power, protection and convenience. Doe Run has operations in Missouri, Washington and Arizona. For more information, visit