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 


“Jersey Shore Steel – Roll Shop Practices”, Dick Delaney, VP manufacturing, Jersey Shore Steel
“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,
“Effects of Modified Cooling Slot Design in Slab Caster Mold Plates,” Asish Sinha, research specialist, U. S. Steel Research & Technology Center
“Evolution of Anthracite – Facts of ‘Hard Coal’,” Melissa Jones, steel division manager, Reading Anthracite Company

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.



12:30–4 p.m.

Technical Paper Sessions


Chapter Meeting Feedback Discussion
“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
“Bridging the Gap,” Bill Crosby, project engineer, Falk PLI
“Collaborative Creativity Spurs State of the Art Descaling System,” Corbitt Lewis, project manager, ArcelorMittal – Americas & David Sawhill, applications engineer, CHL Systems
"Initial Solidification During One Cycle of Mold Oscillation", Dr. Edward Szekeres, Consultant, Casting Consultants
ArcelorMittal Safety and Plant Overview, Jason McCullough, business manager - rail, ArcelorMittal Steelton

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 - Sold Out

12 p.m. 

Estimated return from plant tour