About AIST

Board of Directors

The affairs of AIST shall be managed by the Board of Directors, which shall have supervision, control and
direction of its policies or changes therein within the limits of the Bylaws; shall actively prosecute its purposes; and shall have discretion in the disbursement of its funds.


Randy Skagen

James F. Dudek
vice president — Asset Revitalization and Manufacturing Excellence
United States Steel Corporation

Past President

Randy C. Skagen
vice president and general manager
Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa Inc.

First Vice President

Ronald J. O’Malley
F. Kenneth Iverson Chair, professor and director, Kent D. Peaslee Steel Manufacturing Research Center, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Second Vice President

Steven J. Henderson
vice president and chief supply chain officer
Commercial Metals Company

First Officer-at-Large

Keith  J. Howell
chief operating officer, USA Operations
ArcelorMittal USA

Second Officer-at-Large

Barry T. Schneider
senior vice president, Flat Roll Steel Group
Steel Dynamics Inc.

Third Officer-at-Large

Brian K. Bishop
vice president, carbon steel operations
AK Steel Corp.

Fourth Officer-at-Large

Thomas C. Toner
vice president, operations 
SSAB Americas


Joseph Dzierzawski
global director – Technology & Business Development, Iron & Steel
Hatch Associates Consultants Inc.


Ronald E. Ashburn

Ronald E. Ashburn
executive director
Association for Iron & Steel Technology

AIST Foundation President

Kolin L. Keller
vice president, operations support
Commercial Metals Company

Safety & Environment Division

Conrad N. D'Costa
senior specialist environmental engineering and coach piping engineering
ArcelorMittal Dofasco G.P.

Cokemaking Technology Division

Angelo A. Manenti
vice president, North American business development

Steelmaking Technology Division

Stephan A. Ferenczy

Refining & Casting Technology Division

Richard M. Besich
division manager steelmaking operating technology
ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor

Rolling & Processing Technology Division

William C. Seres
hot mill manager
Steel Dynamics Inc. – Flat Roll Group Columbus Division

Metallurgy Technology Division

Scott R. Story
senior research consultant
U. S. Steel Research and Technology Center

Energy & Control Technology Division

Rishabh Bahel
energy engineer
ArcelorMittal Cleveland

Plant Services & Reliability Technology Division

Jeffrey G. Blankenship
Maintenance - Reliability Solutions Inc.

Material Movement & Transportation Technology Division

Larry D. Guinn
material handling day supervisor
Nucor Steel–Berkeley

European Member Chapter

Mauro Bianchi Ferri
managing director
Acciarium Srl

Midwest Member Chapter

Love Kalra
lead engineer
ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor

Northeastern Ohio Member Chapter

Larry A. Marks
senior manager, steel processing
TimkenSteel Corp.

Northern Member Chapter

Shannon F. Clark
senior specialist — metallurgy and quality
ArcelorMittal Dofasco Inc.

Ohio Valley Member Chapter

Darrell E. Sturgill
U.S. sales and technical support manager
IMERYS Steelcasting USA Inc.

Pittsburgh Member Chapter

Steven C. Asseff
commodity manager – machining and fabrication
United States Steel Corporation

Southeast Member Chapter

Kevin J. Bort
business segment manager

Smaller Member Chapters Representative

Stephen M. Bunch
assistant manager, metallurgical quality services
California Steel Industries Inc.
Southern California Member Chapter
Birmingham Member Chapter
Detroit Member Chapter
Globe-Trotters Member Chapter
Mexico Member Chapter
Northwest Member Chapter
Philadelphia Member Chapter
San Francisco Member Chapter
Southwest Member Chapter
St. Louis Member Chapter

Non-NAFTA Chapters Representative

Sun Cheer Sheen
president and chief executive officer
Donghae Steeltech Corp.
5/12/2017 - 5/9/2019
Brazil Member Chapter
Argentina Member Chapter
India Member Chapter
Korea Member Chapter
Australia Member Chapter
European Member Chapter