||James T. Shapland
|| “For his work in 1969 to develop the slidegate system (originally patented in 1885) into a commercially available tool for efficient flow control of molten steel. His exceptional contribution has resulted in virtually every ladle, and most tundishes, in the steel industry today being outfitted with slidegate systems.”
||J. Kevin Cotchen
||“For advancing steelmaking technology as an AIST committee member and chair, and for dissemination of knowledge as a prolific author, lecturer, process engineer and trainer.”
||Gerald R. Heffernan
||“For pioneering the implementation of continuous billet casting in 1954 at Premier Steel in Edmonton, Alta., and thus starting the minimill evolutionl. He advanced his novel concept by building Lake Ontario Steel in 1964 which attracted the attention of Willy Korf, and then North Star Steel in 1968, Sheerness Steel in 1970, Chaparral Steel in 1972, and Raritan River Steel in 1975. Nucor’s Ken Iverson studied the new process at North Star and the rest is minimill history.”
||John A. Vallomy
|| “For his vision and entrepreneurial spirit as one of the most innovative people in modern-day steelmaking. Through the invention of the Consteel process, he has made a significant technological impact on the electric furnace method of steelmaking.”
||Hisahiko Fukase and Walter Blejde
|| “For their dedication and vision to the development of the Castrip process over the last 18 years, instrumental in making it the first commercially viable carbon steel strip casting process.”
||Millet L. Wei
||"For his specialized expertise and knowledge in troubleshooting of various integrated steel plant problems which have required significant interdisciplinary knowledge in the fields of structural, mechanical, metallurgical and ceramic engineering."
Herbert P. Fastert
During his 43-year career, Fastert, together with Irvin Rossi, Concast's founder, helped pioneer the continuous casting of steel. He was responsible for engineering and manufacturing the first commercial beam blank caster for Algoma Steel in 1965. Together with Chaparral Steel, he developed and perfected the near-net-shape beam blank casting process. He then led the engineering and manufacturing of the world's first jumbo slab caster at Great Lake Steel. In 1987 Fastert participated in the Nucor/SMS development of the compact strip production plant at Nucor Crawfordsville. He also developed numerous patents in the field of continuous casting and metal processing, and is a contributing author to the 11th edition of The Making, Shaping and Treating of Steel, Casting Volume.
G. H. Lee, Ph.D
|| Lee has a patent on more than two dozen inventions and is
a named inventor on a worldwide total of more than 200 patents
in the following areas: Pyrometallurgy; Hydrometallurgy; Environment;
Energy, Pulp and paper; Food and Mosquito Abatement. Of all
of his inventions, two related to the steel industry stand out:
Development of the GAZAL Process and Co-invention of the OBM/Q-BOP
(Oxygen Bottom Metallurgy/Quick Basic Oxygen Process). Dr. Lee’s
work has made possible the economical production of the advanced
steels that have preserved steel’s market share against
plastics, aluminum and other competitive materials. Nominated
– Oxygen Steelmaking Division.
|| As President of Morgan Construction, he oversaw the development
of the “No-Twist®Mill,” patented in 1967, which
allowed finishing speeds previously unattainable and the development
of the Stelmor® process have been installed in over125 steel
plants around the world, either as part of new mill construction
or retrofit projects. Nominated – Bar and Shape Rolling
|| Mr. Fuchs has made significant strides toward the modern day
electric arc furnace and holds approximately 16 patents in the
EAF industry. Several key developments attributed to Mr. Fuchs
include the following: Electric arc furnace with an eccentric
connected charging area, Lifting and Swiveling Device for an
Electric Arc Furnace Roof, Melting Unit with Scrap Preheating,
Scrap Pre-heater and Tiltable Metallurgical Vessel. Nominated
– Electric Steelmaking Division.
|| Dr. Ginzburg has received more than 50 U.S. and foreign patents
related to various areas of flat rolling processes. Among them
are: the roll shifting and bending system with stationary roll
bending cylinders, reradiating heat retention panels, tandem
rolling mills with variable roll diameters, 5-high & 6-high
rolling mills with intermediate roll crossing, mechanism for
underwinding the strip in Steckel Mills, and dual coiling furnaces
for Steckel Mills. Nominated - Rolling and Finishing Division.
Kolakowski and Hans Streubel
|| Jointly, Mr. Kolakowski and Mr. Streubel hold a patent for “mould
for continuous casting of steel strip”. The first plant,
which installed the compact strip production (CSP) with patented
mould, started up in 1989 at Nucor Crawfordsville. At the time
of the award, 16 CSP casters are in operation and 9 are under
construction. Nominated - Rolling and Finishing Division.
|| Mr. Smith is widely regarded as the inventor of the modern hot
mill coil box. By coiling up the transfer bar between the roughing
and the finishing stands, the mill is shortened, energy is conserved
and metallurgical properties are improved. New mills constructed
with coil boxes benefit from less horsepower requirement and
less finishing stands than generation II hot mills. Nominated
- Rolling and Finishing Division.
|| Mr. Fapiano worked in the area of metal systems automation.
His development of the multivariate statistical methods are
now universally used to project yield improvements from reductions
in dimension variance in plate mill operations. He pioneered
the use of linear programming for the optimization of profile
and flatness in multistand rolling mills, and developed gage
and shape control strategies employed by many hot and cold mills
today. Nominated – Computer Applications Division.
|| Ken Iverson has been credited by many as the individual who
created the mini-mill and took the concept of electric-arc furnace
steel production to maturity, making it the standard for steel's
modern age. His view was to adapt electric-furnace steelmaking
to small-scale, regionally located plants, employing state-of-the-art
technology to produce commodity products like reinforcing bars,
angles and smooth rounds rather than high-end flat-rolled products. Nominated – Oxygen Steelmaking Division and Rolling and
|| During his 38-year career, Dr. Stone has been awarded 39 U.S.
patents, 60 foreign patents and has authored 41 technical papers
on rolling mills, metalworking presses and metal processing
equipment. He was also a co-worker of Mr. Sendzimir upon Mr.
Sendzimir’s arrival in the U.S. in 1939, designing the
first American cold mill installed at Acme Steel. Nominated
- Rolling Mill Division.
|| Mr. Greaves has been awarded a total of 44 patents that resulted
in him being one of the nations most innovative and productive
engineers in the iron and steel industry. His contributions
assisted the advancement of pellet machines, sinter plants,
blast furnaces and direct reduction technology. Nominated
– Iron Producing Division.
Rossi pioneered mold oscillation and the continuous casting
process during the 1950’s. Upon receipt of the Sendzimir
Award, Mr. Rossi held 235 patents in continuous casting.