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.


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

Past President

Randy Skagen

James F. Dudek
Vice President, Engineering and Manufacturing Support
United States Steel Corporation

First Vice President

Steven J. Henderson
vice president western region
Commercial Metals Company – Arizona

Second Vice President

Keith  J. Howell
chief operating officer
ArcelorMittal North America

First Officer-at-Large

Barry T. Schneider
senior vice president, flat roll steel group
Steel Dynamics Inc.

Second Officer-at-Large

Brian K. Bishop
sr. vice president - commercial
Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.

Third Officer-at-Large

Thomas C. Toner
vice president, operations
SSAB Americas

Fourth Officer-at-Large

Allen C. Behr
executive vice president
Nucor 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

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

Cokemaking & Ironmaking Technology Division

Elaine Chen
Head of Fines Recycling Plant
voestalpine Texas LLC

Steelmaking Technology Division

Stephan A. Ferenczy
TCI Consultants

Refining & Casting Technology Division

Richard M. Besich
division manager steelmaking operating technology
Cleveland-Cliffs – 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

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.

European Member Chapter

Mauro Bianchi Ferri
managing director
Acciarium Srl

Midwest Member Chapter

Love Kalra
lead engineer, steel producing
Cleveland-Cliffs – Burns Harbor

Northeastern Ohio Member Chapter

John T. Wilson
MINTEQ International Inc.

Northern Member Chapter

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

Ohio Valley Member Chapter

Mark E. Shircliff
regional sales manager
American Roller Bearing Co.

Pittsburgh Member Chapter

Steven C. Asseff

Southeast Member Chapter

Kevin J. Bort
business segment leader

Smaller Member Chapters NAFTA Representative

Noah Hanners
general manager
Nucor Tubular Products

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

Lothar Birkhäuser
industrial director and chief operating officer

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