AISI Statement on Tim Timken

October 9, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thomas J. Gibson, president and CEO of the American Iron and Steel Institute, today made the following statement as Tim Timken steps down as CEO of TimkenSteel:

“Tim Timken is one of the longest-serving directors at AISI, and he has been a strong voice and effective advocate for the steel industry. Tim joined the AISI Board in 2004 and served as our chairman from 2007-2008, where he helped guide the industry and the Institute through a very challenging period. In recognition of his outstanding leadership, AISI awarded Tim our highest honor – the Gary Medal – in May of 2009. In receiving this honor, Tim was recognized not only for his leadership in furthering the interests of the steel industry and North American manufacturing, but also his vision for a strong, policy-focused Institute. Tim also served as vice-chairman of AISI from 2006-2007, 2009-2010 and 2017-2019. We will always be grateful for Tim’s commitment, and the time and energy he dedicated to keeping the steel industry at the forefront in the public policy arena. I appreciate his guidance, support and friendship over the past eleven years.”


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