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Several changes in the top management of Geneva Steel have been announced by President Joseph Cannon.

W. Wayne Nelson, formerly vice president and chief financial officer, has been appointed vice president of administration and corporate communications with responsibilities for data processing, process control systems and administrative services.Nelson has a master in business administration degree from the University of Utah and 20 years of financial planning experience with Inland Steel Co. and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Dennis Wanlass, former controller at Geneva, has been appointed chief financial officer and treasurer with responsibility for all accounting activities, credit, cash management and banking relations.

Wanlass has a bachelor's degree in accounting from the U. and is a certified public accountant with 16 years of public accounting experience in corporate controller positions, Cannon said.

Max Sorenson, formerly manager of raw materials and primary processes for Inland Steel, is moving to Utah to serve as chief engineer of coke, iron and steel. He has a bachelor's degree from the U. in metallurgical engineering and a master's degree from Purdue University in industrial management.

Phil Jones, formerly manager of customer support, has been appointed senior director of customer services, marketing and sales, who will direct the product development and sales and marketing of plates, coils, sheets and pipe. He also is a metallurgical engineering graduate from the U.