AISI Presents the Steel Industry’s Highest Honor to its Past President/CEO

May 26, 2021

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), Washington, D.C., has awarded Thomas J. Gibson, its former president and CEO, the industry’s highest honor—the Gary Memorial Medal. Gibson had been president and CEO of the Institute since 2008 and retired in June of 2020. 

In presenting the award, Leon Topalian, president and CEO of Nucor and incoming AISI chairman, said, “We at AISI have valued Tom’s articulate advocacy and wise strategic counsel. His unique understanding of the issues and ability to lead in a collaborative manner enabled the industry’s aggressive outreach on our priority concerns. Tom laid the groundwork for outstanding engagement on Capitol Hill and with the executive branch, and steel producers will always remember the impact he had on the industry.”

The citation to Gibson reads: “In recognition of his outstanding leadership in advancing public policy issues critical to the steel industry and American manufacturing; his unwavering commitment of time and energy to matters central to the future of the Institute and the interests of its members; and for his thoughtful, articulate advocacy on behalf of steel as the material of choice.”


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