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James W. Stanley, former deputy assistant secretary at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, joins AK Steel Corp. today as vp-safety and health.

Mr. Stanley, 51, fills the newly created post at the Middletown, Ohio, steel company after spending nearly 25 years with OSHA. His duties in overseeing health and safety at AK Steel are still being outlined.

He will report to Richard Wardrop, president and chief executive officer.

Mr. Stanley began his career at OSHA in 1971 as a maritime officer in the Philadelphia area. After moving through the ranks, he was named regional administrator in New York in 1987 and took the deputy assistant secretary post in 1994.

While at OSHA, Mr. Stanley conducted workplace safety training programs for organizations including the United Steelworkers of America, Western Pennsylvania Safety Council and the University of Pittsburgh School of Engineering.

Mr. Stanley holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Elizabethtown College.

Mary B. Dopslaff, 28, is the new insurance and risk manager at Four M Corp., a Valhalla, N.Y.-based manufacturer of corrugated cardboard.

Ms. Dopslaff's responsibilities include property/casualty insurance programs, safety and claims handling.

The insurance and risk manager position was spun off from another department within Four M.

Ms. Dopslaff will now report to Richard Stinner, financial manager.

Ms. Dopslaff previously worked as a risk management consultant at GE Capital Insurance Services and as a risk analyst at Service America Corp., both in Stamford, Conn.

Ms. Dopslaff holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Scranton and is a licensed insurance broker in Connecticut.

Ms. Dopslaff is a member of the Fairfield County, N.Y., chapter of the Risk & Insurance Management Society Inc.

Michael J. Walsh has been named worldwide director of risk management for Paris-based Saint-Gobain and vp of risk management for its holding company, Saint-Gobain Corp. in Valley Forge, Pa.

Mr. Walsh, 52, previously was vp and treasurer at Saint-Gobain Corp.

Mr. Walsh joined CertainTeed Corp., a Saint-Gobain Corp. unit, in 1977 as director of financial analysis.

The new appointment means Mr. Walsh will be responsible for Saint-Gobain's worldwide risk management program, including evaluating and locating insurance for property, products, health and environmental risks.

He also is responsible for risk management activities at Saint-Gobain Corp.'s North American facilities.

Risk management duties previously were handled by separate departments at the companies. Saint-Gobain is a manufacturer of building materials and Saint-Gobain Corp. is the holding company for U.S. and Canadian subsidiaries.

Mr. Walsh reports in Paris to J.F. Phelizone, director of finance at Saint-Gobain and in the United States to George Amoss, chief financial officer of Saint-Gobain Corp.

Mr. Walsh holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Manhattan College and a master of business administration from New York University.

We'd like to report on staff changes in your company's risk management, safety and employee benefit departments. Contact Michael Bradford, Associate Editor, Business Insurance, Suite 114, 8950 N. Central Expressway, Dallas, Texas 75231; 214-361-2295; fax: 214-696-1936. Please include a photograph.