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.


Steven J. Henderson
Vice President Western Region
Commercial Metals Company – Arizona

Past President

Ronald J. O’Malley
F. Kenneth Iverson Chair Professor in Steelmaking Tech­nologies and
Director, Kent D. Peaslee Steelmaking Manufacturing Research Center
Missouri University of Science & Technology

First Vice President

Keith J. Howell
Chief Operating Officer
ArcelorMittal North America

Second Vice President

Barry T. Schneider
Senior Vice President, Flat Roll Steel Group
Steel Dynamics Inc.

First Officer-at-Large

Brian K. Bishop
Executive Vice President, Commercial
Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.

Second Officer-at-Large

Thomas C. Toner
 Vice President, Operations
SSAB Americas

Third Officer-at-Large

Allen C. Behr
Executive Vice President
Nucor Corporation

Fourth Officer-at-Large

Kevin L. Zeik
Senior Research Fellow, Innovation and Sustainability
United States Steel Corporation


Joseph Dzierzawski
President and CEO
Beumer Corporation


Ronald E. Ashburn

Ronald E. Ashburn
Executive Director
Association for Iron & Steel Technology

AIST Foundation President

Theodore F. Lyon
Regional Managing Director — USA
Hatch Associates Consultants Inc.

Safety & Environment Division

Kyle C. Edwards
Capital Portfolio Manager
ArcelorMittal Dofasco G.P.

Cokemaking & Ironmaking Technology Division

Elaine Chen
Head of Fines Recycling Plant
voestalpine Texas LLC

Steelmaking Technology Division

Lauren E. Jellison
Chief Metallurgist
Nucor Steel Sedalia LL

Refining & Casting Technology Division

Ian A. Deeks
Day Supervisor Casting
Nucor Steel-Arkansas 

Rolling & Processing Technology Division

Jerry R. Herrmann
Beam Mill Supervisor
Nucor Steel-Berkeley

Metallurgy Technology Division

Pallava Kaushik
Manager, Steelmaking and Casting
ArcelorMittal Global R&D – East Chicago

Energy & Control Technology Division

Liwei Zhang
Lead Engineer
ArcelorMittal Global R&D – East Chicago

Plant Services & Reliability Technology Division

Barry C. Felton
Senior Project Manager, Engineering
Cleveland-Cliffs – Burns Harbor

Material Movement & Transportation Technology Division

D. Heath Hooker
Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor
Nucor-Yamato Steel Co.

Midwest Member Chapter

Clifford R. Chatman
Hot Rolling Quality Assurance Manager
Cleveland-Cliffs Burns Harbor

Northeastern Ohio Member Chapter

John T. Wilson
MINTEQ International Inc.

Northern Member Chapter

David J. Nicol
Sales Engineer
Xtek Inc.

Ohio Valley Member Chapter

Mark E. Shircliff
Regional Sales Manager
American Roller Bearing Co.

Pittsburgh Member Chapter

William K. Schlichting
Process Innovation Consultant – Primary
United States Steel Corporation

Southeast Member Chapter

Becky E. Hites
Steel-Insights LLC

Southwest Member Chapter

Christopher G. Welfel
Rolling Mill Manager
CMC Steel Texas

Smaller Member Chapters USMCA Representative

Noah Hanners
General Manager
Nucor Brokerage Services

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-USMCA Chapters Representative

Lothar Birkhäuser
Industrial Director and Chief Operating Officer

Brazil Member Chapter
Argentina Member Chapter
European Member Chapter
India Member Chapter
Korea Member Chapter
Australia Member Chapter