President’s Award Breakfast
Tuesday, May 6, 2008 • 8–9:30 a.m.
The AIST president, Charles J. Messina, will host the President’s Award Breakfast on Tuesday, May 6, 2008, in the Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom inside the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The breakfast program will consist of the presentation of several prestigious association awards and AIME awards, followed by a keynote presentation by Robert Soulliere, president and chief executive officer of ThyssenKrupp Steel and Stainless USA LLC. Advance single tickets are US$35. Tables of 10 are available at US$350. Tickets may be ordered on the Advance Registration form.
Robert P. Soulliere was appointed president and chief executive officer of ThyssenKrupp Steel USA LLC in February 2007. Soulliere is responsible for the project development of ThyssenKrupp’s newly announced $3.7 billion U.S. steel and stainless steel processing plant. Once the plant is constructed, Soulliere will head its carbon steel operations. Soulliere most recently served as president and chief executive officer of automotive supplier ThyssenKrupp Budd Co. in Troy, Mich. In 2004, he was named president of ThyssenKrupp Budd’s Body Sector, with responsibility for body stampings and plastics operations. In 2001, Soulliere was appointed president and chief executive officer of ThyssenKrupp Fabco, a supplier of metal stampings, stamped and tubular assemblies based in Windsor, Ont., Canada. He joined Fabco in 1978 and subsequently served in many different areas of the organization, including executive vice president and chief operating officer. Soulliere is a graduate of the University of Detroit’s M.B.A. program.