WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute’s (AISI) Board of Directors today
elected Roger Newport, chief executive officer and member of the board of directors, AK Steel
Corporation, to serve as chairman of the Institute, through May 2020.
“Roger Newport is one of the global steel industry’s most respected and influential leaders, and
is a tireless advocate for the North American steel industry. Whether it be meeting with
executive branch officials or testifying on Capitol Hill, Roger always represents the best
interests of the industry and its employees,” said Thomas J. Gibson, president and CEO of AISI.
“I am confident that under his leadership AISI will continue to see tremendous advocacy
successes on behalf of our members as we build on the legislative and regulatory
accomplishments of the past year.”
The election and announcement took place at AISI’s joint 2018 General Meeting with the Steel
Manufacturers Association in Washington, D.C. at the Mayflower Hotel.
“I am grateful to my fellow board members for supporting me in this role to lead the Institute
during this important period in our industry’s history. I am encouraged by the progress made
in the past year, and I look forward to working with my AISI colleagues to help take the steel
industry to new heights,” said Newport.
AISI also announced the following board leadership elections as vice-chairmen of AISI:
- John Brett, president and chief executive officer of ArcelorMittal USA
- Tim Timken, chairman, CEO and president of TimkenSteel Corporation
- John J. Ferriola, chairman, chief executive officer and president of Nucor Corporation
- Guillermo Vogel, vice chairman of the board of Tenaris
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AISI serves as the voice of the North American steel industry in the public policy arena and advances the case for steel in the marketplace as the preferred material of choice. AISI also plays a lead role in the development and application of new steels and steelmaking technology. AISI is comprised of 21 member companies, including integrated and electric furnace steelmakers, and approximately 120 associate members who are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry. For more news about steel and its applications, view AISI's website at www.steel.org. Follow AISI on Facebook or Twitter (@AISISteel).