AISI Awards SSAB Americas' Chuck Schmitt its Gary Memorial MedalJuly 1, 2016
The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has announced that Chuck Schmitt, president of SSAB Americas, is the 2016 recipient of the Gary Memorial Medal—the industry’s highest honor. Schmitt, AISI’s immediate past chairman, “is an outstanding leader for AISI and for the entire steel industry in North America,” says Martin Lindqvist, CEO of SSAB AB. “His hard work continues to help strengthen the role of steel in American manufacturing.”
The Gary Memorial Medal is presented annually to recognize an individual for his or her remarkable lifelong contributions to the North American steel industry.
The medal’s inscription reads, “For his outstanding leadership in representing the critical public policy interests of the Institute and American manufacturing in a period of tremendous challenge; [and] for his unwavering commitment of time and energy to matters that will impact the future of the North American steel industry, the Institute and the people we support and serve to keep our vital industry strong.”
Schmitt served as chairman of the AISI board of directors from May 2015 through May 2016 and chaired a number of board-level committees. He was elected to the AISI board in 2011, and will remain as an officer on the board for another year.
See also: American Iron & Steel Institute
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