Larry D. Wolfe of Carmeuse Lime & Stone Receives Steel Industry Recognition Award for Leadership

Washington, D.C., 5/13/2010 - American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Chairman of the Board and Chairman, President and CEO of Nucor Corporation, Daniel R. DiMicco recognized Larry D. Wolfe of Carmeuse Lime & Stone for his outstanding leadership from May 2008 to May, 2010, as chairman of AISI’s Associate Members Committee.    The award presentation was made during a ceremony held May 4 at AISI’s 118th General Meeting.

“During Larry's tenure as chairman we saw a pronounced growth in not only associate membership but in participation in the Associate Members meetings.” DiMicco said, praising Wolfe’s accomplishments.  “The committee became re-engaged in AISI's Occupational Health and Safety Committee, which has been valuable to all members.  It also responded to several calls for support on public policy issues including our grassroots efforts to delay the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulation of greenhouse gases for stationary sources…an important battle in which we are all still engaged. “

Wolfe has served for eight years as the technical marketing manager for the steel industry sector of Carmeuse Lime & Stone, the largest producer of lime and limestone products in North America, manufacturing and distributing up to 32 million tons per year of finished products.

He has spent more than thirty years in the steel industry, including eighteen years in metallurgy, six years as manager of steelmaking and six years as vice president of operations.

Over his thirty-year career in the steel industry, Wolfe has worked at various companies including Georgetown Texas Steel, North Star Steel, Border Steel, Armco, MacSteel-Arkansas, Auburn Steel and Sheffield Steel.

Wolfe, who was a member of AISI’s Associate Members Committee for a number of years, served previously on the Institute’s Board of Directors.  He currently serves on the Steel Manufacturers Association’s Executive Associates Committee, AIST’s EAF Committee, Ladle Refining Committee and a representative for AIST on the TMS Award Committee and American Foundry Society’s Steelmaking Committee.  Wolfe is also a member of the National Lime Association.  He is a past member of the Cayuga Chamber of Commerce and Co-Chairman of the Executive Committee for School to Work Transition for Cayuga-Onandagua Counties from 1996-1998.

Wolfe has co-authored and published a dozen technical papers including, “Lime Injection Technology—A Viable Tool for the Electric Arc Furnace,” “The Future of Lime for Steelmaking,” and “Overview of Current Flux Practices and Challenges for the oxygen Steelmaking Process.”

Wolfe received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the University of Houston and a Master of Arts in Management from Webster University.  He and his wife Gayla reside in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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