AISI Names Catterall VP/Automotive ProgramFebruary 25, 2020
The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), Southfield, MI, named John Catterall, former executive director of the Auto/Steel Partnership and an automotive-engineering veteran, vice president, automotive program, effective March 1. Catterall succeeds Dr. Jody N. Hall, who has led AISI’s automotive program since 2014 and is retiring at the end of February.
As the leader of the automotive program for steel, Catterall will focus on maintaining steel’s role as the automotive material of choice. With both industries focused on the future of mobility, cost-efficient mass optimization and strong and durable steel structures will continue to be important for both occupant and battery protection, as well as for enhancing the ride experience for passengers. Catterall’s expertise includes extensive background in body, chassis and closures.
“As an industry, we’ve made tremendous strides in the automotive market over the last six years under Jody’s leadership,” said Thomas J. Gibson, AISI president and CEO. “John’s extensive background in automotive engineering will help him continue our momentum as we face the challenges of competing materials and future mobility applications.”
In his new role, Catterall leader AISI’s Automotive Applications Council, a group of AISI-member steel producers focused on automotive innovation, education and technology-transfer activities. He also will lead AISI member-company collaborations with the Auto/Steel Partnership, a partnership between AISI members, automaker representatives from FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Co., General Motors Co. and other steel-related consortia.
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