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Randy Skagen (left) presented the 2018 Distinguished Member and Fellow Award to Richard L. Bodnar (right).

Distinguished Member and Fellow Award

►Nomination Form
►Award Recipients

History and Purpose

The AIST Distinguished Member and Fellow Award, established in 1975, shall be awarded to an AIST member who has attained eminent distinction in advancing the technical development, production, processing and application of iron and steel and/or related activities of the industry, and has performed meritorious service to the association.

Nomination Process

Nominations shall be made by submitting the AIST Award Nomination Form. Five letters of endorsement, a biography and proposed citation are required with each nomination.

Qualifications

A candidate shall be an AIST member who has attained eminent distinction in advancing the technical development, production, processing and application of iron and steel and/or related activities of the industry, and has performed meritorious service to the association. Posthumous nominations shall be eligible.

Selection Process

A committee consisting of the AIST president (chair), the AIST first vice president and the immediate five living past presidents will select up to five candidates for board approval. A two-thirds vote of the board of directors shall be required for elevation to Distinguished Member and Fellow. The maximum number of living Distinguished Member and Fellows (80 years of age) shall not exceed 1% of the AIST membership.

Wendell Carter (left) presented the AIST Distinguished Member and Fellow Award to Michael J. Strelbisky. (right). Wendell Carter (left) presented the AIST Distinguished Member and Fellow Award to Steven S. Hansen. (right). Wendell Carter (left) presented the AIST Distinguished Member and Fellow Award to Lourenco Goncalves. (right).