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Steel Tube Institute Names New Executive Director

Written by Tim Triplett

The Steel Tube Institute has named Dale Crawford as its next executive director. He replaces Joseph Anderson, who is retiring.

Crawford has served as director of STI’s Conduit Division since May 2017 and will continue in the Conduit Committee leadership role in addition to his responsibilities as executive director.

Anderson, who has carried dual roles of executive director and Hollow Structural Sections (HSS) director, will continue to lead the HSS Committee through the end of 2022. During the transition period, an executive search for Anderson’s replacement as HSS Director will take place.

“We are excited about this next step in the leadership of the Steel Tube Institute. Joseph Anderson has led the institute to several years of growth with focused management,” said Glenn Baker of Searing Industries, president of STI and member chairman of the executive board. “We are set up for success for years to come with Dale Crawford’s promotion and an ability to continue to benefit from Joseph’s knowledge through this succession plan.”

Crawford holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Weber State University and an MBA from Utah State University and has extensive experience in various marketing and business development roles in the electrical distribution industry. “I’m honored to take the reins of such a storied and critical trade association,” he said. “I look forward to working with all of our member companies to advocate and promote the many end-use products we represent.”

Anderson was named STI executive director in 2015 after spending 32 years in the service center sector.

STI ( has represented manufacturers of tubular steel products in North America since 1930.

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