Local Member Chapters


Philadelphia Member Chapter

Annual Meeting

Date: 6–8 April 2015
Location: Hilton Harrisburg Hotel ● Harrisburg, Pa., USA
Host Plant: ArcelorMittal Steelton

Monday, 6 April 2015

6–7:30 p.m.            

Vendor Fair and Networking Reception

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

8–9 a.m. 

Continental Breakfast and Vendor Displays

9–11:30 a.m. 

Technical Paper Sessions 

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.



12:30–4 p.m.

Technical Paper Sessions


5:30–6:30 p.m. 

Vendor Fair and Networking Reception


6:30 p.m. 

Dinner with keynote presentation
Tony Frey, director of rail sales, ArcelorMittal Long Carbon North America


Wednesday, 8 April 2015


8 a.m.

Plant Tour of ArcelorMittal Steelton

2 p.m. 

Estimated return from plant tour


Confirmed Technical Presentations:

“Collaborative Creativity Spurs State of the Art Descaling System,”Corbitt Lewis, project manager, ArcelorMittal – Americas & David Sawhill, applications engineer, CHL Systems
“Bridging the Gap,” Bill Crosby, project engineer, Falk PLI
“Evolution of Anthracite – Facts of ‘Hard Coal’,” Melissa Jones, steel division manager, Reading Anthracite Company
“Continuous Casting Tundish Washout Prevention,” Christopher Gibbs, routine facilitator, Gerdau Sayreville Steel Mill
“Non-Metallic Inclusions: Characterization and Manipulation,” Bryan Webler, assistant professor, Carnegie Mellon University
“Ladle Slag Engineering,” Dominik Roos, technical assistant and Daniel Silva, assistance manager, Magnesita
“Fundamentals of Vacuum Heat Treating,” Tim Steber, regional sales manager, Solar Atmospheres
“State of the Art Solutions for Safety and Material Tracking Systems for the Iron and Steel Industry,” Edgardo La Bruna, partner, Janus Automation