Crawford appointed executive director of Steel Recycling Institute

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) has announced that Steel Recycling Institute (SRI) president William M. Heenan, Jr. is stepping down due to health reasons after a distinguished career in the steel industry, including 20 years with SRI and 19 years with United States Steel Corporation. SMDI also announced the appointment of Gregory L. Crawford as executive director of the Steel Recycling Institute effective December 1, 2010, succeeding Heenan.

As SRI’s vice president of operations, Crawford worked with private-sector and local/federal government managers on steel recycling issues. He has been active with the technical and marketing considerations for sustainability for many years. In 1990, he joined the original ASTM E50 Committee on Environmental Assessment. In August 1995, he participated in the first Big Sky, Montana meeting of the then-fledgling U.S. Green Building Council. Crawford is also the executive director of the Cool Metal Roofing Coalition and secretary for the California-based Cool Roof Rating Council. He is immediate past chairman of the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council.