WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute’s (AISI) Board of Directors today welcomed EVRAZ North America president and CEO, James “Skip” Herald, as a director.
“Skip Herald has had an impressive career, and I am excited to welcome him to the AISI Board of Directors,” said AISI Chairman and AK Steel chief executive officer Roger Newport. “Skip’s wealth of experience will be an asset to the association as we continue to advocate on behalf of the North American steel industry, our workers, customers and partners.”
AISI president and CEO Thomas J. Gibson added, “Skip brings a unique and thoughtful perspective to the steel industry that will be help us address the public policy challenges we face during this critical period in the history of our industry.”
Herald has more than 35 years of experience in the oil and gas and energy industries, both in service and manufacturing sectors. Prior to joining EVRAZ, he served as CEO of Axip Energy Services. He also held positions as CEO of the Americas at line pipe manufacturer Welspun Corp; managing director, North America, at Vallourec; and, in multiple business units and managing operations globally at Halliburton.
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