Local Member Chapters


History of the AIST Detroit Member Chapter

In 1938, the AISE Detroit Section became the 6th district section of Association of Iron and Steel Engineers (AISE). The section's first official meeting and installation of officers took place on 1 Jun 1938 in the Detroit Edison Auditorium. Julius A. Clauss, national president, 1940, then chief engineer of Great Lakes Steel Corp. and founder of the section, presided. The first chairman was Loyal R. Milburn, Great Lakes Steel Corp. Mr. Milburn served from 1938-1940. James L Laidlaw, The Algoma Steel Corp. Ltd., chairman 1965-1966 and Robert McBride, National Steel Corp., also served as national presidents. The Iron and Steel Society Detroit Local Section was formed in 1975. In 2004, with the merger of AISE and ISS, the Detroit sections were combined to form the AIST Detroit Member Chapter. The Detroit Member Chapter includes Michigan and parts of Northwestern Ohio.

►Past Member Chapter Events

Chapter Officer History

2013–2014

Chair: John Tomasaitis, Severstal Dearborn LLC
Vice Chair: Richard Kritikos, U. S. Steel–Great Lakes Works
Secretary-Treasurer: Judie Quinn

2012–2013

Chair: Jim Hanner, Rudolph/Libbe Inc.
Vice Chair: John Tomasaitis, Severstal Dearborn LLC
Secretary-Treasurer: Judie Quinn

2011–2012

Chair: Wendell Amica, U. S. Steel – Great Lakes Works
Vice Chair: Jim Hanner, Rudolph/Libbe Inc.
Secretary-Treasurer: Judith Quinn, Retired

2010–2011

Chair: Jim Hanner, Rudolph/Libbe Inc.
Vice Chair: Wendell Amica, U. S. Steel – Great Lakes Works
Secretary-Treasurer: Judith Quinn, Retired

2009–2010

Chair: Steven Davidock, U. S. Steel
Vice Chair: Jason Ellerson, Severstal North America, Inc.
Secretary-Treasurer: Judith Quinn, Retired

2008–2009

Chair: James O'Neil, Severstal North America, Inc.
Vice Chair: Steven Davidock, U. S. Steel
Secretary-Treasurer: Judith Quinn, Judith A. Quinn & Associates

2007–2008

Chair: James O'Neil, Severstal North America, Inc.
Vice Chair: Steven Davidock, U. S. Steel – Great Lakes Works
Secretary-Treasurer: Judith Quinn, Judith A. Quinn & Associates

2006–2007

Chair: Douglas Finkbeiner, Severstal North America, Inc.
Vice Chair: Paul Behnke, U. S. Steel – Great Lakes Works
Secretary-Treasurer: Judith Quinn, Judith A. Quinn & Associates

2005–2006

Chair: Laurence Scott, U. S. Steel - Great Lakes Works
Vice Chair: Douglas Finkbeiner, Severstal North America, Inc.
Secretary-Treasurer: Judith Quinn, Judith A. Quinn & Associates

2004–2005

Chair: Ziad Fakhouri, Severstal North America, Inc.
Vice Chair: Paul Behnke, U. S. Steel - Gary Works
Secretary-Treasurer: Judith Quinn, Judith A. Quinn & Associates