Local Member Chapters


History of the AIST Northeastern Ohio Member Chapter

In 1916, the Cleveland District Section became the third District Section of the Association of Iron and Steel Engineers (AISE). The Youngstown District Section followed in 1953 and the Canton District section in 1958. In 1975, the Iron and Steel Society (ISS) created the Cleveland Local Section. With the merger of AISE and ISS to form AIST in 2004, the AISE Cleveland, Canton and Youngstown sections were merged with the ISS Cleveland section to form the AIST Northeastern Ohio Member Chapter. The member chapter maintains the section history and still hosts events in the individual sections – Cleveland, Canton and Youngstown. The Northeastern Ohio Member Chapter includes portions of Northeastern Ohio and Northwestern Pennsylvania.

►Past Member Chapter Events

Chapter Officer History

2013–2014

Chair: Gregg Bond, The Timken Co.
Vice Chair: Brad Garwacki, Globex Corp.
Secretary-Treasurer: Yvonne Van Camp, Globex Corp. 

2012–2013

Chair: John Wilson, MINTEQ International
Vice Chair: Gregg Bond, The Timken Co.
Secretary-Treasurer:  Brad Garwacki, Globex Corp. 

2011–2012

Chair: Mike Fox, The Timken Company
Vice Chair: John Wilson, Minteq International Inc.
Secretary-Treasurer: Brad Garwacki, Globex Corp.

2010–2011

Chair: Bryan Mikula, ATI Allegheny Ludlum
Vice Chair: Mike Fox, The Timken Company
Secretary-Treasurer: Brad Garwacki, Globex Corp.

2009–2010

Chair: Bryan Mikula, Allegheny Ludlum Corporation
Vice Chair: Brad Garwacki, Globex Corp.
Secretary-Treasurer: Richard Kurz, EOM Ltd.

2008–2009

Chair: Mark Mobberly, U. S. Steel – Lorain Pipe Mill
Vice Chair: Michael Jones, Severstal Warren Inc.
Secretary-Treasurer: Richard Kurz, EOM Ltd.

2007–2008

Chair: Michael Bigowsky, Globex Corp.
Vice Chair: Mark Mobberly, U. S. Steel – Lorain Pipe Mill
Secretary-Treasurer: Richard Kurz, EOM Ltd.

2006–2007

Chair: John Patrick Philbin, WCI Steel Inc.
Vice Chair: Michael Bigowsky, Globex Corp.
Secretary-Treasurer: Richard Kurz, East Ohio Machinery

2005–2006

Chair: John Wilson, Minteq International, Inc.
Vice Chair: John Patrick Philbin, WCI Steel Inc.
Vice Chair: Michael Bigowsky, Globex Corp.
Secretary-Treasurer: Leonard Kosatka, Rockwell Automation

2004–2005

Chair: Mark Mobberly, U. S. Steel - Lorain Pipe Mill
Chair: Joseph Cramer, Thomas Steel Strip Corporation
Chair: John Wilson, Minteq International, Inc.
Vice Chair: John Patrick Philbin, WCI Steel Inc.
Secretary-Treasurer: Leonard Kosatka, Rockwell Automation