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.


Barry T. Schneider
President and Chief Operating Officer
Steel Dynamics Inc.

Past President

Keith J. Howell
Chief Operating Officer
ArcelorMittal North America

First Vice President



Second Vice President

Thomas C. Toner
Vice President, Operations
SSAB Americas

First Officer-at-Large

Allen C. Behr
Executive Vice President
Nucor Corporation

Second Officer-at-Large

Traci L. Forrester
Executive Vice President, Environmental and Sustainability
Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.

Third Officer-at-Large

John G. Speer
ABS Chaired Professor and Director, Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research Center
Colorado School of Mines

Fourth Officer-at-Large

Greg J. Brandon
Divisional Vice President
CMC – South Carolina


Mark L. Fedor
President and CEO


Ronald E. Ashburn

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

AIST Foundation President

Glenn A. Pushis
Senior Vice President, Strategic Projects
Steel Dynamics Inc.

Safety & Environment Division

Kevin Deliman
Business Development Manager
Baltimore Aircoil Co.

Cokemaking & Ironmaking Technology Division

Zane T. Voss
CIX Inc.

Steelmaking Technology Division

Gilbert Hutton
Director of Operations - Steel
CMC Steel Arizona

Refining & Casting Technology Division

Chase J. Ault
LMF/Caster Metallugist
Steel Dynamics Inc. – Flat Roll Group – Butler,  

Rolling & Processing Technology Division

Nikhil Kulkarni
Product Metallurgist
Steel Dynamics Inc. – Jeffersonville Plant,

Metallurgy Technology Division

John (Bill) B. Jones Jr.
Manager, Primary Quality Assurance
U. S. Steel – Granite City Works

Energy & Control and Digitalization Technology Division

James J. Hendrickson
Process Director Technology – Process Automation
Cleveland-Cliffs Burns Harbor

Plant Services & Reliability Technology Division

Carl E. Garringer Jr.
Plant Mechanical Engineer
Steel Dynamics Inc. – Structural and Rail Division

Material Movement & Transportation Technology Division

Mark J. McGinley
Product Manager – Steel Wheels and Components
Hall Industries Inc

Midwest Member Chapter

Stephen A. Civanich Jr.
Assistant Vice President
NALCO Water, and Ecolab Company

Northeastern Ohio Member Chapter

John M. Bondy
Lead Project Engineer
Cleveland-Cliffs Cleveland Works LLC

Northern Member Chapter

James G. Hoffman
Maintenance Asset Coach
ArcelorMittal Dofasco

Ohio Valley Member Chapter

Grant A. Thomas
Corporate Manager, Product Research
Cleveland-Cliffs Research and Innovation Center

Pittsburgh Member Chapter

Karim Alshurafa
Vollmer America Inc.

Southeast Member Chapter

Nick Bucci
Caster Maintenance Supervisor
Nucor Steel Hertford

Southwest Member Chapter

Sabra C. Serino
Process Engineer
CMC Texas

Smaller Member Chapters USMCA Representative

Amy Beard
Key Account Manager
Quaker Houghton

Southern California Member Chapter
Birmingham Member Chapter
Detroit Member Chapter
Globe-Trotters Member Chapter
Mexico Member Chapter
Northern Pacific Member Chapter
Philadelphia Member Chapter
Southwest Member Chapter
St. Louis Member Chapter

Non-USMCA Chapters Representative

Jose H. Noldin Jr.
Chief Executive Officer

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