SMU Community Chat with Philip Bell of the Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA)

Guests: Philip Bell

Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) President Philip K. Bell will be the featured speaker for the next SMU Community Chat webinar on Wednesday, May 26, at 11 a.m. ET.

Bell will speak about the U.S. steel industry’s low carbon profile compared to steelmakers abroad – and its efforts to reduce carbon emissions even further. He will address new domestic capacity coming online over the next year, and why the market will need those additional tons. Bell will also speak about U.S.-EU efforts to address global overcapacity and what that initiative means for Section 232 tariffs.

SMA is the largest steel industry trade association in the United States, representing North American electric arc furnace (EAF) steel producers that account for more than 70% of U.S. steel production.

Prior to joining the SMA in 2013, Bell served as Director of External Communications and Public Affairs for Gerdau North America. A 30-year industry veteran, he became interested in steel while serving as a production and maintenance supervisor at Elementis Chromium in Corpus Christi, Texas, in the 1980s.

Bell also serves on the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Advisory Committee on Steel (ITAC 7), a role in which he advises the Secretary of Commerce and United States Trade Representative on trade policy, trade agreements, and other trade-related matters.

Join us for this 45-minute webinar, which is free and open to all. Click here to register.

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