AISI Mourns Passing of Roger Phillips, Former IPSCO Inc. President and CEO and Longtime AISI Board Member

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For Immediate Release:
January 30, 2013

Washington, D.C. – Thomas J. Gibson, president and CEO of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), issued the following statement on the death of Roger Phillips, former IPSCO Inc. president and CEO and longtime AISI board member:

“On behalf of AISI and our member companies, we are saddened to hear the news of Roger Phillip’s passing.  Roger was a champion of the steel industry and a true visionary of the U.S. manufacturing sector for over 20 years.  His dedication to the future of steel, as well as his eagerness to share his experiences and institutional knowledge with those coming up in the industry, will be deeply missed.  We send our sincere condolences to the Phillips family and will remember Roger fondly.” 

Roger was the recipient of the Gary Memorial Medal in 2002, AISI’s highest honor for outstanding achievement in the iron and steel industry.

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