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.


Keith J. Howell
Chief Operating Officer
ArcelorMittal North America

Past President

Steven J. Henderson
Vice President West Division
Commercial Metals Company

First Vice President

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

Second Vice President

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

First Officer-at-Large

Thomas C. Toner
Vice President, Operations
SSAB Americas

Second Officer-at-Large

Allen C. Behr
Executive Vice President
Nucor Corporation

Third Officer-at-Large

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

Fourth Officer-at-Large

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


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, Special Projects
Steel Dynamics Inc.

Safety & Environment Division

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

Cokemaking & Ironmaking Technology Division

Zane T. Voss
CIX Inc.

Steelmaking Technology Division

Lauren Burnham
Melting and Casting Day Supervisor
Nucor Steel Decatur LLC

Refining & Casting Technology Division

Ian A. Deeks
Day Supervisor Casting
Nucor Steel-Arkansas 

Rolling & Processing Technology Division

Jerry R. Herrmann
Retired Beam Mill Supervisor
Nucor Steel-Berkeley

Metallurgy Technology Division

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

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

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

Northeastern Ohio Member Chapter

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

Northern Member Chapter

David J. Nicol
Sales Engineer
Xtek Inc.

Ohio Valley Member Chapter

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

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

Amy Beard
Key Account Manager
Quaker Houghton

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

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