The American Iron & Steel Institute Announces Executive Changes
May 6 14
The American Iron & Steel Institute elected Michael Rippey as chairman at its annual general meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona. Rippey, president and ceo of Chicago-based ArcelorMittal USA, will serve in the role until May 2015. AISI also appointed Peter Campo, president of Tampa, Florida-based Gerdau Long Steel North America, to replace Guilherme Johannpeter as director. John Ferriola, president, chairman and ceo of Charlotte, North Carolina-based Nucor, has been named chairman of AISI's finance committee. He replaces Chuck Schmitt, president of SSAB Americas, Lisle, Illinois, who now steps in for Rippey as chairman of the institute's policy and planning committee.
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.