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

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

Foundation Past President

Steven S. Hansen
vice president and chief technical officer
SSAB Americas

Foundation President Elect

Theodore Lyon

Theodore F. Lyon
managing director
Hatch Associates 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


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

Scott J. Laurenti
melt/cast manager
Nucor Steel Utah

Timothy J. Lorge
Charter Steel

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

Glenn A. Pushis
senior vice president,
Long Products Steel Group
Steel Dynamics Inc.

Robert S. Wetherbee
executive vice president
ATI Flat Rolled Products