Board of Trustees

The activities, properties and affairs are managed by a Board of Trustees consisting of 12 members of AIST, appointed by the AIST Board of Directors. In addition, the Treasurer, Secretary and the Executive Director of AIST shall serve as ex officio, nonvoting members.

Foundation President

Kolin L. Keller
vice president, operations support
Commercial Metals Company
5/11/2017 - 5/9/2019

Foundation Past President

Steven S. Hansen
vice president and chief technical officer
SSAB Americas
5/11/2017 - 5/9/2019

Foundation President Elect

Theodore Lyon

Theodore F. Lyon
managing director
Hatch Associates Inc.
5/11/2017 - 5/9/2019

Foundation Treasurer

Joseph Dzierzawski
president and chief executive officer
SMS Siemag LLC
5/8/2015 - 5/9/2019

Foundation Executive Director and Board Secretary

Ronald E. Ashburn
executive director
Association for Iron & Steel Technology
5/19/2016 - 5/10/2018


William Emling

William H. Emling
vice president, steelmaking & casting
5/11/2012 - 5/10/2018

Terry G. Fedor II
executive vice president, U.S. iron ore operations
Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.
5/8/2015 – 5/9/2019

Eric Hauge

Eric D. Hauge
ArcelorMittal Cleveland
5/10/2013 - 5/9/2019

Michael A. Kercsmar
vice president, Specialty Steel Operations
AK Steel Corporation
5/11/2017 - 5/9/2019

Scott J. Laurenti
melt/cast manager
Nucor Steel Utah
5/8/2015 - 5/9/2019

Jerry P. Nelesen
executive vice president
AKJ Industries Inc.
5/8/2015 – 5/9/2019

Thomas J. O'Toole
general manager, engineering
United States Steel Corporation
5/12/2017 – 5/9/2019

Glenn A. Pushis
senior vice president,
Long Products Steel Group
Steel Dynamics Inc.
7/26/2016 – 5/10/2018

Yuan Chia Wang

Yuan Chia Wang
vice president, mill operations
Gerdau Long Steel North America
5/11/2012 – 5/10/2018