American Iron & Steel Institute Announces Management Changes
May 15 13
The Board of Directors of the American Iron and Steel Institute has elected Michael T. Rehwinkel, President and CEO of EVRAZ North America, to serve as Chairman of the Institute until May of 2014. In his role as Chairman, Rehwinkel will lead AISI's advocacy efforts as the steel industry seeks to strengthen pro-manufacturing public policies that will enhance the competitiveness of the North American steel industry. He has also served as Chairman of the Institute's Policy and Planning Committee. AISI also announced new members of the Board of Directors and Board-level committee leadership changes: Michael Rippey, President and CEO of ArcelorMittal USA, was elected Chairman of AISI's Policy and Planning Committee, replacing Michael T. Rehwinkel, President and CEO of EVRAZ North America. Chuck Schmitt, President of SSAB Americas, was elected Chairman of AISI's Finance Committee, replacing Michael Rippey, President and CEO of ArcelorMittal USA. Michael Williams, Senior Vice President of North American Flat-rolled Operations for U.S. Steel, replaced John P. Surma, Chairman and CEO of U.S. Steel, as the AISI board member. James Wainscott, Chairman, President and CEO of AK Steel Corporation, succeeded John Surma as Chairman of the SMDI CEO Group. Bradley Wolf, Director of Berkley Research Group, was elected Chairman of AISI's Associate Members Committee, replacing Steve Harker, President of Kvaerner North American Construction Inc. Wolf will represent AISI's Associate Members on the Board of Directors. Kevin Kim, President of USS-POSCO Industries, was confirmed to AISI's Board of Directors, replacing Robert R. Smith, who retired as President of USS-POSCO in 2012. John J. Ferriola, CEO and President of Nucor, replaced Daniel R. DiMicco, Executive Chairman of Nucor, on the AISI Board of Directors following the Nucor leadership change. In addition, AISI and the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) had the following leadership changes to their standing committees: Robert DiCianni, Market Specialist, Automotive Market for ArcelorMittal USA, was elected Chairman of AISI's Commercial Research Committee, replacing Brian Cowell, Director of Market Analysis and Strategy for U.S. Steel. Paul McKune, Tech Specialist, Application Technology for ThyssenKrupp Steel USA, was elected Chairman of the Automotive Applications Council Bumper Group, replacing William Bernert, Projects Manager, Advanced Engineering, Automotive Product Applications of ArcelorMittal Global R&D. Ron Radzilowski, Manager, Metallurgical Technology of Severstal North America, was elected chairman of SMDI's Committee on Manufacturing Technology, replacing Christopher Kristock, Vice President, Advanced Engineering, also of Severstal North America. Daniel R. DiMicco, Executive Chairman of Nucor, who served as an AISI Director for 11 years.
American Iron & Steel Institute Announces Partnership with Platts for New Statistical Online Platform
Jan 11 13
The American Iron and Steel Institute has entered into an exclusive licensing arrangement with Platts, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. for the distribution of its steel industry statistical data effective Jan. 1, 2013.
American Iron & Steel Institute Announces Executive Changes
Dec 14 12
American Iron & Steel Institute announced the appointment of Lisa Harrison, as senior vice president, communications, of AISI. Harrison, formerly vice president of communications at the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and currently a senior Strategic Communications Consultant at Hillmer Inc., will assume her new responsibilities on January 14, 2013. Harrison succeeds Nancy Gravatt, who has been appointed senior vice president, communications, for the National Mining Association. For five years, Harrison served as vice president of communications at the ACC, where she ran the communications and public affairs department and was responsible for a $25 million advertising and advocacy campaign to educate target audiences and stakeholders about the chemical industry and its products.