AK Steel Employee Receives Prestigious Recognition
WEST CHESTER, Ohio, May 6, 2014
WEST CHESTER, Ohio, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) said
today that Johannes (Hans) Schade, Ph.D., the company's Manager of Electrical
Steel Technology and Research Laboratories, has received the Benjamin F.
Fairless Award from the Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST) – a
global leader in networking, education and sustainability programs for
advancing iron and steel technology. The award recognizes Dr. Schade for his
distinguished achievements in iron and steel production and ferrous
"Receiving the Benjamin F. Fairless Award from AIST speaks volumes about Hans
and our focus on research and innovation at AK Steel," said James L.
Wainscott, Chairman, President and CEO of AK Steel. "We thank Hans for his
many contributions to our company and our industry, and we congratulate him on
this well-deserved recognition."
Dr. Schade was nominated for the Benjamin F. Fairless Award by several of his
peers from across the steel industry. According to AIST, the award recognizes
Dr. Schade for helping to advance the knowledge of clean steel technologies in
continuous casting. In addition, the award recognizes his passion for steel
technology, his contributions to tundish metallurgy and his leadership in
steelmaking and casting process technology.
Since 1957, a total of eight employees from AK Steel and its predecessor
company, Armco, have received the Benjamin F. Fairless Award from AIST.
Dr. Schade joined AK Steel in 1990 as an Engineer in the company's Casting
Department. Over the course of his AK Steel career, he has held several
positions of increased responsibility in both Engineering and Research. Dr.
Schade has received numerous awards for steelmaking research and has authored
21 publications, including two books on steel casting technology. He holds
both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Metallurgical Engineering, as well as
a Doctor of Philosophy in Metallurgical Engineering, all from the University
AK Steel produces flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steels,
primarily for automotive, infrastructure and manufacturing, construction and
electrical power generation and distribution markets. The company employs
about 6,100 men and women in Middletown, Mansfield, Coshocton and Zanesville,
Ohio; Butler, Pennsylvania; Ashland, Kentucky; Rockport, Indiana; and its
corporate headquarters in West Chester, Ohio. Additional information about AK
Steel is available on the company's web site at www.aksteel.com.
AK Tube LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AK Steel, employs about 300 men and
women in plants in Walbridge, Ohio and Columbus, Indiana. AK Tube produces
carbon and stainless electric resistance welded (ERW) tubular steel products
for truck, automotive and other markets. Additional information about AK Tube
LLC is available on its web site at www.aktube.com.
AK Coal Resources, Inc., another wholly-owned subsidiary of AK Steel, produces
metallurgical coal from reserves in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. AK Steel
also owns 49.9% of Magnetation LLC, a joint venture headquartered in Grand
Rapids, Minnesota, which produces iron ore concentrate from previously mined
SOURCE AK Steel
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