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U.S Steel’s James Dudek to Head AIST

Written by Sandy Williams

The Association for Iron & Steel Technology announced the appointment of a new president and slate of officers for 2018-2019. James Dudek, vice president, Asset Revitalization and Manufacturing Excellence, U.S. Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, Pa., will assume the presidency of AIST.

Dudek succeeds Randy Skagen, vice president and general manager, Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa. Dudek said he will focus on attracting young people into the industry during his term at AIST.

“At U.S. Steel, we are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining a workforce of talented and diverse people,” said Dudek. “It is an important issue; we talk about it at AIST board meetings, within the company and within the whole industry. If there is a way that I can inspire young people, as AIST inspired me, that would be really gratifying.”

Also appointed as officers were:

  • First Vice President: Ronald J. O’Malley, F. Kenneth Iverson Chair, professor and director, Kent D. Peaslee Steel Manufacturing Research Center, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Mo., USA
  • Second Vice President: Steven J. Henderson, vice president and chief supply chain officer, Commercial Metals Company, Irving, Texas, USA
  • Past President: Randy C. Skagen, vice president and general manager, Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa Inc., Tuscaloosa, Ala., USA
  • First Officer-at-Large: Keith J. Howell, chief operating officer, USA Operations, ArcelorMittal USA, Burns Harbor, Ind., USA
  • Second Officer-at-Large: Barry T. Schneider, senior vice president, Flat Roll Steel Group, Steel Dynamics Inc., Fort Wayne, Ind., USA
  • Third Officer-at-Large: Brian K. Bishop, vice president, carbon steel operations, AK Steel, West Chester, Ohio, USA
  • Fourth Officer-at-Large: Thomas C. Toner, vice president, operations, SSAB Americas, Mobile, Ala., USA
  • Treasurer: Joseph Dzierzawski, president and chief executive officer, SMS group, Pittsburgh, Pa., USA
  • Secretary: Ronald E. Ashburn, executive director, Association for Iron & Steel Technology, Warrendale, Pa., USA
  • AIST Foundation President: Kolin L. Keller, vice president, operations support, Commercial Metals Company, Seguin, Texas, USA

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