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Past Pittsburgh Member Chapter Events

Dinner Meeting — April 2018

The AIST Pittsburgh Member Chapter’s dinner meeting in April featured a keynote presentation from Randy Skagen, vice president and general manager, Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa Inc., and 2017–2018 AIST president. The audience of 134 professionals and students enjoyed Skagen’s presentation, “Nucor: Making Steel Great Again,” on Monday, 9 April 2018, at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square, Pittsburgh, Pa., USA.
During the dinner, the T.C. Graham prize was presented to Prof. Chunlei Guo, professor at The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, by Skagen and AIST executive director Ron Ashburn. More information about this year’s T.C. Graham Prize recipient can be found on pages 100–109 of this issue.

1. Pittsburgh Member Chapter chair Steve Asseff (right) presented a plaque of appreciation to 2017–2018 AIST president Randy Skagen (left), Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa Inc., for his keynote address at the Pittsburgh Member Chapter meeting on 9 April 2018.
2. Randy Skagen (left) and Ronald Ashburn (right), AIST executive director, presented the T.C. Graham Prize to Chunlei Guo (center) during the dinner meeting.
 
Will Bowers, U S. Steel – Mon Valley Works, had support from several coworkers at the Pittsburgh Member Chapter’s Young Engineers’ Night, where he gave a presentation (left to right): Nicole Heinichen, Mike Rhoads, Jim Misenhelder, U. S. Steel – Mon Valley Works, Clairton Plant; Bowers; Garrett Green, U. S. Steel – Mon Valley Works, Clairton Plant; and John Michaud, U. S. Steel – Mon Valley Works, Edgar Thomson Plant.

Young Engineers Night — March 2018

The AIST Pittsburgh Member Chapter held its annual Young Engineers’ Night on Monday, 12 March 2018, at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square, Pittsburgh, Pa., USA. A group of 94 professionals and students enjoyed the presentations from five of the industry’s rising stars: Will Bowers, shift manager, U. S. Steel – Mon Valley Works; Ben Gregory, engineer, Falk PLI; Madison Milligan, student, University of Pittsburgh; Stephano Piva, Ph.D. candidate, Carnegie Mellon University; and Nick Romeo, engineer, SMS group.

Pittsburgh Member Chapter officers posed with the five presenters at Young Engineers’ Night on 12 March 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pa., USA (left to right): Chapter chair Steve Asseff, United States Steel Corporation; Madison Milligan, University of Pittsburgh; Nick Romeo, SMS group; Will Bowers, U. S. Steel – Mon Valley Works; Stephano Piva, Carnegie Mellon University; Chapter vice chair Bill Schlichting, SKW North America; and Ben Gregory, Falk PLI.
 

Dinner Meeting — February 2018
The AIST Pittsburgh Member Chapter held a dinner meeting on Monday, 12 February 2018, at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square, Pittsburgh, Pa., USA. A group of 196 attendees enjoyed the presentation, “It’s a Great Time To Be in the Steel Industry,” by Mark Bula, chief commercial officer of Big River Steel. The chapter also welcomed back chair Steve Asseff, following his year-long deployment in Afghanistan.

1. Mark Bula, chief commercial officer, Big River Steel, gave the keynote presentation at the Pittsburgh Member Chapter meeting. 2. Pittsburgh Member Chapter chair Steve Asseff, United States Steel Corporation, and members of the chapter presented a plaque of appreciate to Mark Bula, Big River Steel, for his keynote presentation at the chapter meeting on 12 February 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pa., USA (left to right): Gary Urso, Tamini Transformers USA and chapter treasurer; Bill Schlichting, SKW North America and chapter vice chair; Elise Rowe, AK Steel; Ron Ashburn, AIST executive director; Asseff; Bernie Marrese, Primetals Technologies and past chapter chair; Bula; Bob Conley, Factory Source LLC and chapter secretary; Karim Alshurafa, SMS group; and Joe Dzierzawski, SMS group and AIST treasurer.

Holiday Social — December 2017
On Friday, 15 December 2017, the Pittsburgh Member Chapter of AIST hosted their annual holiday social at Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh on Pittsburgh’s South Side. More than 67 members and guests gathered to celebrate the season.

1. AIST members from SMS Group OEM attended the holiday social at Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh (left to right): Karim Alshurafa; Jean Emling (wife of Bill Emling); Bill Emling, AIST Foundation Trustee; and Joe Dzierzawski, AIST treasurer. 2. Sixty-seven attendees celebrated the season at the Pittsburgh Member Chapter annual holiday social on 15 December 2017. 3. AIST staff members joined in the celebration at the holiday social (left to right): Linda Sheets, Jill Liberto, Lauren Dlugopolski, Kurt Edwards, Danielle Schleiden, Beniamina Dapra, Amanda Blyth, Sam Kusic, Rebecca Smith, Mark Rosi and Ken Landau.
 

Golf Outing — June 2017
On 26 June 2017, the Pittsburgh Member Chapter’s annual golf outing was held at the Treesdale Golf & Country Club in Gibsonia, Pa., USA, under sunny skies. This year’s event hosted 104 golfers in the scramble. More than 110 individuals attended the dinner, which included the golfers and additional members of the chapter.

Golfers (left to right) Brian Price and Vance Williams, JNE Consulting and Engineering; Gregg Huber, Deloitte Transactions & Business Analytics; and Tony Fratangelo, JA Cost Engineers & Advisors, enjoyed a day at Treesdale Golf & Country Club in Gibsonia, Pa., USA, for the Pittsburgh Member Chapter golf outing.
 

Dinner Meeting — April 2017
At the Pittsburgh Member Chapter dinner meeting on Monday, 10 April 2017, Wendell Carter, vice president and general manager ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor, gave his eighth and last keynote presentation to a Member Chapter as AIST 2016–2017 president at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square, Pittsburgh, Pa., USA. The chapter also honored AIST’s Gerry Kane, to recognize her long-standing support of the chapter and to celebrate her retirement after 47 years with AIST.

1. The Pittsburgh Member Chapter acknowledged the retirement of AIST’s Gerry Kane at her last chapter meeting on 10 April 2017. 2. Wendell Carter, ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor and AIST 2016–2017 president, was presented with a plaque of appreciation for his keynote presentation at the 10 April meeting (left to right): Pittsburgh Member Chapter treasurer Gary Urso, Tamini; Board of Directors representative Bernie Marrese, Primetals; Pittsburgh Member Chapter second vice chair Elise Rowe, AK Steel Corp. – Butler Works; Carter; Steve Asseff, United States Steel Corporation; Pittsburgh Member Chapter secretary Bob Conley, Factory Source; and Pittsburgh Member Chapter golf co-chair Karim Alshurafa, SMS USA LLC. 3. Wendell Carter made his final keynote speech as AIST president at the Pittsburgh Member Chapter meeting.
 

Young Engineers Night — March 2017
The Pittsburgh Member Chapter held its annual Young Engineers Night on Monday, 13 March 2017, at the Sheraton Hotel at Station Square, Pittsburgh, Pa., USA. The evening was moderated by chapter vice chair Bill Schlichting, SKW North America, and chapter past chair, Lauren Keating, Songer Steel Services. Presenters included David Sapiro, Ph.D. candidate in materials science and engineering, Carnegie Mellon University; Phil Jaunzemis, supervisor, global raw materials group, Carpenter Technology Corp.; Nicole Sitler, junior process engineer, Hatch Associates; Rachel Lukas, student, University of Pittsburgh; Tyler Krisko, reliability engineer, U. S. Steel – Mon Valley Works; and Larrin Thomas, research project engineer, United States Steel Corporation.

The Pittsburgh Member Chapter meeting on 14 March 2017 featured six presentations from student and young professional engineers.
 

Dinner Meeting — February 2017
The AIST Pittsburgh Member Chapter held a dinner meeting at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square on Monday, 13 February 2017. Michael Williams, president, Outokumpu Americas, provided the keynote presentation. There were 162 members and guests in attendance.

1. Pittsburgh Member Chapter current and past officers were in attendance at the chapter’s dinner meeting on 13 February 2017 (left to right): Ron Ashburn, AIST executive director; Lauren Keating, Songer Steel Services; Bob Conley, Factory Source; Michael Williams, Outokumpu Americas; Steve Asseff, United States Steel Corporation; Elise Rowe, AK Steel Corp.; and Bill Schlichting, SKW. 2. Students from Penn State Erie, The Behrend College made the trek from Erie, Pa., USA, to attend the Pittsburgh Member Chapter meeting (left to right): Bill Emling, SMS USA LLC and AIST Foundation Board of Trustees; Rachel Gorski, senior, mechanical engineering; Ryan Miely, junior, electrical and computer engineering technology; Tyler Rigby, senior, mechanical engineering; and Ron Ashburn, AIST. 3. Steve Asseff (right), Pittsburgh Member Chapter chair, presented a plaque of appreciation to keynote speaker Michael Williams (left), president, Outokumpu Americas, at the Pittsburgh Member Chapter dinner meeting.

Annual Holiday Social — December 2016
On Thursday, 15 December 2016, the AIST Pittsburgh Member Chapter hosted its annual holiday social at The Rivers Casino along the North Shore in Pittsburgh. More than 100 members and guests gathered to celebrate the season. 

Dinner Meeting — November 2016
On Monday, 14 November 2016, the AIST Pittsburgh Member Chapter and the Association of Women in the Metal Industry’s Pittsburgh Chapter co-hosted a dinner meeting at the Sheraton Hotel Pittsburgh at Station Square in Pittsburgh, Pa., USA. The event featured a keynote presentation by Lisa Gordon, ferrous scrap editor, American Metal Market. There were 130 attendees at the joint dinner.

1. Board members of both the AIST Pittsburgh Member Chapter and the AWMI Pittsburgh Chapter were in attendance at a joint meeting on 14 November 2016. 2. Estelle Tran (left), AWMI Pittsburgh Chapter vice president, and Steve Asseff (right), AIST Pittsburgh Member Chapter chair, presented a plaque of appreciation to Lisa Gordon (center) for her keynote presentation. 3. Lisa Gordon and members of the AIST Pittsburgh Member Chapter executive committee recognized the students in attendance.
 
 
 
Thomas P. DeLuca, ATI Flat Rolled Products, delivered the keynote presentation at the Pittsburgh Member Chapter dinner meeting on 10 October 2016.

Dinner Meeting — October 2016
The AIST Pittsburgh Member Chapter hosted a dinner meeting on Monday, 10 October 2016, at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square in Pittsburgh, Pa., USA. More than 120 members and guests attended the dinner meeting, which featured a keynote presentation by Thomas P. DeLuca, vice president and general manager, primary operations, ATI Flat Rolled Products. DeLuca’s insightful presentation provided an overview of ATI’s new hot rolling and process facility in Brackenridge, Pa., USA.
 

1. Members of the Pittsburgh Member Chapter executive committee thanked Thomas P. DeLuca for his keynote presentation (left to right): Bernie Marrese, Pittsburgh Member Chapter past chair; Gary Urso, Pittsburgh Member Chapter treasurer; DeLuca; Steve Asseff, Pittsburgh Member Chapter chair; Bill Schlichting, Pittsburgh Member Chapter vice chair; Elise Rowe, Pittsburgh Member Chapter second vice chair; and Bob Conley, Pittsburgh Member Chapter secretary. 2. Steve Asseff (right) presented a plaque of appreciation to Thomas P. DeLuca (left) for his keynote presentation.
 

Plant Tour — September 2016
U. S. Steel – Mon Valley Works hosted the AIST Pittsburgh Member Chapter’s fall plant tour on 14 September 2016. Twenty participants toured the Edgar Thomson Plant’s steelmaking shop in Braddock, Pa., USA, seeing the facility’s two oxygen converters and the twin-strand continuous slab caster. The attendees observed a vessel tapping, hot metal desulfurization and skimming and a vessel hot metal charge at the steel shop, and witnessed a caster ladle exchange at the caster. The participants were impressed with the facility and very appreciative of the opportunity to tour one of the oldest continuously operating steel plants in the world. The Pittsburgh Member Chapter thanks Mon Valley Works manager Amy Smith-Yoder and her great management team for being such gracious hosts.

1. Twenty participants enjoyed a tour of the U. S. Steel – Mon Valley Works, Edgar Thomson Plant on 14 September 2016. 2. AIST Pittsburgh Member Chapter chair Steve Asseff (right) presented a plaque of appreciation to U. S. Steel – Mon Valley Works, Edgar Thomson Plant caster area manager Nick Priore (left).

Dinner Meeting — April 2016
On Monday, 27 June 2016, the AIST Pittsburgh Member Chapter’s annual golf outing was held at the Treesdale Golf & Country Club in Gibsonia, Pa. The event format was a scramble and 84 golfers participated at this year’s event. More than 90 individuals attended the dinner, which included the golfers and other local members of the chapter. 

1. Golfers enjoyed a beautiful day at the Pittsburgh Member Chapter’s annual golf outing (left to right): Mike Falk, Falk PLI; Jake Machnik, Matrix NAC; Jon Bruno, Matrix NAC; and Jerrod Bolz, Falk PLI. 2. The winning foursome from the Pittsburgh Member Chapter golf outing was recognized (left to right): Bob McLaughlin, Shell Oil; Roger Krivosky, Shell Oil; and Randy Barry, PPC Lubricants. Not pictured: Jim Rearic, PPC Lubricants.

Dinner Meeting — April 2016
On Monday, 11 April 2016, the Pittsburgh Member Chapter hosted a dinner meeting at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square in Pittsburgh, Pa., USA. AIST president George Koenig, director — global business and technology development, Iron & Steel, Hatch Associates Inc. provided a global steel overview in his keynote presentation to the 115 attendees.
A special welcome was given to LCDR Steve Asseff, USN, Pittsburgh Member Chapter vice chair, United States Steel Corporation, who returned home after 13 months of active duty supporting the U.S. European command.

1. Steve Asseff, Pittsburgh Member Chapter vice chair, United States Steel Corporation, was recognized at the Pittsburgh Member Chapter dinner for his military service. 2. Bernie Marrese (right), Pittsburgh Member Chapter chair, presented a plaque of appreciation to George Koenig (left), AIST president, Hatch Associates Inc., for his keynote presentation. 3. George Koenig provided a global steel overview. 4. The Pittsburgh Member Chapter dinner meeting was held on 11 April 2016 (left to right): Joe Dzierzawski, AIST executive committee treasurer, SMS USA LLC; Bob Conley, Pittsburgh Member Chapter secretary, Factory Source LLC; Steve Asseff; Bill Schlichting; George Koenig; Bernie Marrese; Lauren Keating, Pittsburgh Member Chapter past chair, Songer Steel Services; and Ronald Ashburn, AIST executive director.

Dinner Meeting — March 2016
On Monday, 14 March 2015, the AIST Pittsburgh Member Chapter hosted a Young Engineers Night dinner meeting at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square in Pittsburgh, Pa., USA. There were 172 attendees. The panel was moderated by Pittsburgh Member Chapter chair, Bernie Marrese, and past chair, Lauren Keating, United States Steel Corporation. Panelists included Joe Sopcisak, AK Steel Corp. – Butler Works; Megha Jampani, Carnegie Mellon University; John Cunningham, Carpenter Latrobe Operations; Austen D. Fradeneck, University of Pittsburgh; and Nathan Goldblatt, U. S. Steel – Mon Valley Works.
Also at the dinner, Tyler Rigby, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, was recognized as the recipient of the AIST 2016 Steel Premier Scholarship.

1. Bernie Marrese (left) presented Tyler Rigby (right) with the AIST Premier Scholarship during the Pittsburgh Member Chapter’s Young Engineers Night. 2. The Pittsburgh Member Chapter held its Young Engineers Night on 14 March 2016 (left to right): Bernie Marrese, Pittsburgh Member Chapter chair; Megha Jampani, Carnegie Mellon University; Austen Fradeneck, University of Pittsburgh; Joe Sopcisak, AK Steel Corp. – Butler Works; John Cunningham, Carpenter Latrobe Operations; Nathan Goldblatt, U. S. Steel – Mon Valley Works; and Lauren Keating, United States Steel Corporation.

Dinner Meeting — February 2016
On Monday, 8 February 2016, the AIST Pittsburgh Member Chapter hosted a dinner meeting at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square in Pittsburgh, Pa., USA. The event featured the keynote presentation “Premium Melting Processes and Capabilities at ATI Specialty Materials,” by Thomas J. Witheford, president, ATI Specialty Materials. There were 142 attendees who enjoyed Witheford’s comprehensive overview.
Chapter secretary Bob Conley, Factory Source LLC, was honored as the 2015 AIST Pittsburgh Member Chapter Outstanding Service Award winner and was presented with a plaque in appreciation for his participation and years of dedicated effort to the chapter.

Pittsburgh Member Chapter chair, Bernie Marrese (right), presented the 2015 AIST Pittsburgh Member Chapter Outstanding Service Award to chapter secretary Bob Conley (left), Factory Source LLC, on 8 February 2016. Tom Witheford was presented with a plaque of appreciation for his keynote presentation at the Pittsburgh Member Chapter meeting (left to right): George Koenig; Witheford; Lauren Keating, United States Steel Corporation; Bernie Marrese, Pittsburgh Member Chapter chair; Bob Conley; Bill Schlichting, U. S. Steel Research and Technology Center; and Ron Ashburn, AIST executive director.

Annual Holiday Social — December 2015
On Wednesday, 2 December 2015, the Pittsburgh Member Chapter hosted its annual holiday social at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, Pa., USA. A festive group of 115 members and guests gathered to celebrate the season.  Although no one won the big jackpot, attendees enjoyed the atmosphere, food and fellowship with AIST members and staff.     

Dinner Meeting — November 2015
On Monday, 2 November 2015, the Pittsburgh chapters of AIST and the Association of Women in the Metal Industries (AWMI) co-hosted a dinner meeting at the Sheraton Hotel Pittsburgh at Station Square in Pittsburgh, Pa., USA. The event featured a keynote presentation by Dennis Oates, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Universal Stainless & Alloy Products. There were 157 attendees at the joint dinner.

Dennis Oates, Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, gave the keynote presentation at the Pittsburgh Member Chapter’s joint meeting with the AWMI Pittsburgh Chapter (left to right): Laura Miller, AWMI Pittsburgh Chapter president, Kallanish; Michelle Fearon, AWMI Pittsburgh Chapter vice president, United States Steel Corporation; Bernie Marrese, Pittsburgh Member Chapter chair, Universal Stainless & Alloy Products; Oates; George Koenig, AIST president, Hatch (formerly with Berry Metal Company); Gary Urso, Pittsburgh Member Chapter treasurer, Alcoa Inc.; Amanda Blyth, AWMI Pittsburgh Chapter newsletter chair, AIST; and Bob Conley, Pittsburgh Member Chapter secretary, Factory Source LLC.

Dinner Meeting — October 2015
The AIST Pittsburgh Member Chapter hosted a dinner meeting on Monday, 5 October 2015, at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square in Pittsburgh, Pa., USA. More than 100 members and guests attended the dinner meeting, which featured a keynote presentation by Joseph Pickard, chief economist and director of commodities for the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI). 

1. Joe Pickard, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc., addressed attendees at the Pittsburgh Member Chapter dinner meeting. 2. The Pittsburgh Member Chapter dinner meeting was held on 5 October 2015 (left to right): Dennis Rodal, Pittsburgh Member Chapter committee member, ELG Haniel Metals Corp.; Phil DiMatteis, Pittsburgh Member Chapter committee member, Simmers Crane Design & Services Co.; Joe Pickard; Bernie Marrese, Pittsburgh Member Chapter chair, Universal Stainless & Alloy Products Inc.; and Bob Conley, Pittsburgh Member Chapter secretary, Factory Source LLC.

Golf Outing — July 2015
On Monday, 20 July 2015, the Pittsburgh Member Chapter’s annual golf outing was held at the Treesdale Golf & Country Club in Gibsonia, Pa., USA. The format was a scramble, and 124 golfers participated in this year’s event. More than 140 individuals attended the dinner, which included the golfers and other local members of the chapter. A silent auction was held during the dinner and featured autographed sports memorabilia and artwork by local artists. A 50/50 raffle raised an additional US$797 for the Pittsburgh Member Chapter scholarship fund. 
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Dinner Meeting — April 2015
The Pittsburgh Member Chapter hosted a dinner meeting on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square in Pittsburgh, Pa., USA. The dinner featured a keynote presentation by David L. Britten, senior vice president and chief technology officer for the United States Steel Corporation. There were 184 attendees at the dinner.


Young Engineers’ Night Dinner Meeting — March 201
On Monday, 9 March 2015, the Pittsburgh Member Chapter hosted a Young Engineers Night dinner meeting at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square in Pittsburgh, Pa., USA. There were 169 attendees. The panel was moderated by chapter chair, Bernie Marrese from Universal Stainless and Alloy Products, and chapter past chair, Lauren Keating from the United States Steel Corporation. Panelists included Melissa Suders, AK Steel Corp. – Butler Works; Kevin Ninehouser, Carpenter Technology Corp. – Latrobe Specialty Steel;  Brandon Quinn, U. S. Steel – Mon Valley Works; Dustin Vickress, Hatch Ltd.; Bill Crosby, Falk PLI; and Carolyn Norwood, Carnegie Mellon University. Also at the dinner, Lauren Keating, chapter past chair and board of directors representative, was recognized for her service as chapter chair.

Dinner Meeting — February 2015
The Pittsburgh Member Chapter hosted a dinner meeting on Monday, 2 February 2015 at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square in Pittsburgh, Pa., USA. The dinner featured a networking reception, dinner and a keynote presentation by Glenn A. Pushis, vice president, sheet products for Steel Dynamics Inc., and the 2014–2015 AIST president. There were more than 200 attendees at the meeting, including AIST Foundation president Fred Harnack, and AISTech 2015 Town Hall Forum panelist and AIST president-elect George Koenig of Berry Metal Co.

Joint Dinner Meeting with AWMI — November 2014
On Monday, 3 November 2014, the AIST Pittsburgh Member Chapter and the Association of Women in the Metal Industries (AWMI) Pittsburgh Chapter co-hosted a dinner meeting at the Sheraton Hotel Pittsburgh at Station Square in Pittsburgh, Pa., USA. The event featured a keynote presentation by U.S. Congressman Tim Murphy (R-PA), representative of the 18th district of Pennsylvania and chair of the Congressional Steel Caucus for the U.S. House of Representatives. There were 169 attendees at the dinner. 

Golf Outing — July 2014
The Pittsburgh Member Chapter held its annual golf outing on Monday, 21 July 2014, at Treesdale Golf and Country Club in Gibsonia, Pa., USA. This year’s outing had 189 golfers and nearly 200 attendees for dinner. Proceeds from the event will benefit the AIST Pittsburgh Member Chapter scholarship fund. The winning foursome included Harry Zaruba of Herr-Voss Stamco, Jerry Brenneman of Herr-Voss Stamco, Rick Stepputtis of Wheeling-Nisshin and Andrew Orr of Penna Flame.

Dinner Meeting — April 2014 
On Monday, 7 April 2014, the Pittsburgh Member Chapter hosted a dinner meeting at the Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh, Pa., USA. The keynote at the dinner was delivered by David Sweitzer, project director, Tenova HYL. Sweitzer discussed the start-up of Nucor Steel Louisiana LLC in St. James Parish, La. There were 157 attendees at the dinner, including nine students and two professors. The students and professors were sponsored by the AIST Foundation’s Steel to Students Member Chapter Connection program.

Young Engineers Night Dinner Meeting — March 2014 
On Monday, 3 March 2014, the Pittsburgh Member Chapter hosted a dinner meeting at the Sheraton Station Square. This dinner was the first Young Engineers Night in the region and included a panel of six young engineers: Andrew Harmon of AK Steel Corp. – Butler Works, Brayton Carner of Berry Metal Co., Andre Assis of Carnegie Mellon University, Michael Barry of Hatch, Karen Brinker of Uhde Corp. of America, and Brian Crawford of U. S. Steel – Mon Valley Works. The panel was moderated by chapter chair, Lauren Keating of the U. S. Steel – Mon Valley Works; and chapter vice chair, Bernie Marrese of Universal Stainless and Alloy Products. There were 195 attendees at the dinner. The chapter hopes to make this an annual event.

Dinner Meeting — February 2014 
On Monday, 3 February 2014, the AIST Pittsburgh Member Chapter welcomed AIST president Terry G. Fedor II of Cliffs Natural Resources as the keynote speaker at its dinner meeting at the Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh, Pa. Fedor’s presentation focused on how natural gas is creating a competitive advantage for U.S. producers and is driving a manufacturing renaissance cross the country. There were 160 attendees at the dinner, which also featured a preview of AISTech 2014 by AIST executive director, Ron Ashburn.

Holiday Social — December 2013
On Wednesday, 3 December 2013, the AIST Pittsburgh Member Chapter hosted a holiday social at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, Pa., USA. More than 130 attendees were there for the networking reception and social hour.

Joint Meeting with AWMI — November 2013
The Pittsburgh Chapters of the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) and the Association of Women in the Metal Industries (AWMI) held their annual joint dinner meeting on 18 November 2013 at the Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh, Pa., USA. The event featured a keynote presentation by William A. Wulfsohn, president and chief executive officer of Carpenter Technology Corp. There were more than 250 attendees present at the dinner.

Dinner Meeting — October 2013
The Pittsburgh Member Chapter hosted a dinner meeting on Monday, 7 October 2013 at the Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh, Pa. The event featured a keynote presentation by Raymond W. Monroe, executive vice president of the Steel Founders’ Society of America. Monroe’s presentation was titled “How Did We Get Here? Capital Investment and Steel Production.” The Pittsburgh Member Chapter presented a check to the AIST Foundation in the amount of US$25,000 in honor of Dr. Kent D. Peaslee, 2012–2013 AIST president, who passed away in May 2013. The check was accepted by Fred Harnack, president of the AIST Foundation. Also at the meeting, Pittsburgh Member Chapter chair Lauren Keating was presented with the 2013 AIST Pittsburgh Member Chapter’s Robert W. Rike Outstanding Service Award for her service and dedication to the chapter. There were more than 130 attendees at the meeting.

Golf Outing — July 2013
The Pittsburgh Member Chapter hosted its annual golf outing and dinner on Monday, 15 July 2013 at the Treesdale Golf and Country Club in Gibsonia, Pa. There were 156 participants in the golf outing. This year’s outing also included a silent auction with autographed items from local Pittsburgh sports teams and artists. A 50/50 raffle was also held. Proceeds from the silent auction and 50/50 raffle will benefit AIST Pittsburgh Member Chapter scholarships.

Dinner Meeting — April 2013
On Monday, 8 April, the Pittsburgh Member Chapter hosted a dinner meeting at the Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh, Pa. The keynote speaker for the dinner was Dennis Oates, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of Universal Stainless & Alloy Products. Oates provided an update of the company’s North Jackson, Ohio, investment. Universal purchased the facility — the assets of Patriot Special Metals, a substantially completed greenfield facility — in August 2011, making it the company’s fourth location alongside facilities in Bridgeville, Pa.; Titusville, Pa.; and Dunkirk, N.Y. Universal, headquartered in Bridgeville, Pa., manufactures and markets semi-finished and finished specialty steels, including stainless steel, tool steel and certain other alloyed steels. There were 110 attendees at the dinner, including students from Carnegie Mellon University, sponsored by the AIST Foundation’s Steel to Students Member Chapter Connection program.

Dinner Meeting — March 2013
On Monday, 11 March 2013, the Pittsburgh Member Chapter hosted a dinner meeting with keynote presentation by Mario Longhi, executive vice president and chief operating officer of United States Steel Corporation. The evening also included remarks from AIST executive director, Ron Ashburn, who discussed AISTech 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pa. There were 330 attendees at the meeting.

Dinner Meeting — February 2013
On Monday, 11 February 2013, the AIST Pittsburgh Member Chapter hosted a dinner meeting with a keynote presentation by AIST president, Kent Peaslee. Dr. Peaslee is the F. Kenneth Iverson Chair of Steelmaking Technology and Curators’ Teaching Professor of Metallurgical Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. The evening also included remarks from AIST executive director, Ron Ashburn, who discussed AISTech 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pa. There were 120 attendees at the meeting, including several students from Carnegie Mellon University. The students’ attendance was sponsored by the AIST Foundation.

Holiday Social — December 2012
The Pittsburgh Member Chapter holiday social was held on Wednesday, 5 December at the Hofbräuhaus in Pittsburgh, Pa. There were approximately 150 attendees at the social.

Joint Dinner Meeting with AWMI — November 2012
On Tuesday, 13 November, the Pittsburgh Member Chapter co-hosted a dinner meeting with the Association of Women in the Metal Industries (AWMI) at the Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh, Pa. Scott Buckiso, general manager, U. S. Steel – Mon Valley Works was the keynote speaker for the evening. There were 285 attendees at the dinner.

Golf Outing — July 2012
The Pittsburgh Member Chapter’s annual golf outing and dinner was held on Monday, 16 July 2012 at the Treesdale Golf and Country Club in Gibsonia, Pa. The event was a sell-out with more than 220 registered participants. Following a great day of golf, a reception and dinner were held for the attendees. Along with the proceeds from the outing, a 50/50 drawing collected US$1,046 for the Pittsburgh Member Chapter Scholarship Fund. A new feature this year was a silent auction, which featured Pittsburgh sports-related memorabilia. Proceeds from the auction will also go to the Pittsburgh Member Chapter Scholarship fund. The winning foursome included Dean Casello, Dale Shemelya, Wade Stull and Bob Pritchard from A.C. Dellovade Inc., with a score of 13 under par.

Dinner Meeting  April 2012
On Monday, 16 April, the Pittsburgh Member Chapter hosted a dinner meeting at the Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh, Pa. The keynote speaker for the evening was Thomas M. Scarnati, manager of marketing and sales for Tenova HYL. There were more than 100 attendees at the dinner, which concluded spring programming for the chapter.

Dinner Meeting — March 2012
On Monday, 12 March 2012, the Pittsburgh Member Chapter hosted a dinner meeting at the Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh, Pa. The keynote presenter was R. Joseph Stratman, executive vice president, Nucor Corp., and the 2011–2012 AIST president. There were 160 attendees at the dinner.

Dinner Meeting — February 2012
The Pittsburgh Member Chapter hosted a dinner meeting on Monday, 13 February 2012 at the Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh, Pa. The keynote speaker for the evening was George F. Babcoke, senior vice president, Europe and Global Operations Services for United States Steel Corporation. There were nearly 300 attendees at the event, including students from Carnegie Mellon University, sponsored by the AIST Foundation.