Board of Trustees

The activities, properties and affairs are managed by a Board of Trustees consisting of 12 members of AIST, appointed by the AIST Board of Directors. In addition, the Treasurer, Secretary and the Executive Director of AIST shall serve as ex officio, nonvoting members.

Foundation President

Theodore Lyon

Theodore F. Lyon
managing director
Hatch Associates Inc.

Foundation Past President

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

Foundation President Elect

Glenn A. Pushis
senior vice president, special projects
Steel Dynamics Inc.

Foundation Treasurer

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

Foundation Executive Director and Board Secretary

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


Thomas P. DeLuca
vice president, operations
ATI Flat Rolled  Products

Terry G. Fedor II
executive vice president, U.S. iron ore operations
Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.

Michael A. Kercsmar
vice president, Specialty Steel Operations
AK Steel Corporation

Timothy J. Lorge
Charter Steel

Michael P. Madar
vice president and general manager
ArcelorMittal Cleveland

Jerry P. Nelesen Jr.
executive vice president
AKJ Industries Inc.

Mark R. Olson
vice president mill operations
Gerdau Long Steel North America

Thomas J. O'Toole
general manager, engineering & technology
United States Steel Corporation

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