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
regional managing director - USA
Hatch Associates Consultants, 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
president and CEO
​Beumer Corporation

Foundation Executive Director and Board Secretary

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


Terry G. Fedor II
executive vice president and chief operating officer – steel mills
Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.

Michael A. Kercsmar
Vice President of Operations – Americas
Phoenix Services

Timothy J. Lorge

Michael P. Madar
vice president and general manager
Cleveland-Cliffs Cleveland Works LLC

Jerry P. Nelesen Jr.
Independent Representative

Mark R. Olson
vice president of mill operations
Pacific Steel Group

Thomas J. O'Toole
assistant vice chancellor, facilities management
University of Pittsburgh

Randy C. Skagen
Nucor Specialty Tubular Products