AISI elects new chairman
The board of directors of the American Iron
and Steel Institute (AISI) elected U.S. Steel chairman and CEO
John P. Surma as the chairman of AISI during the Institute’s
November 10 board of directors meeting. He succeeds Nucor Corporation
chairman and CEO Daniel R. DiMicco, who served as the Institute’s
chairman for the past 18 months. Surma previously served as AISI
chairman from 2005 to 2006.
Three new AISI directors were approved at the meeting, including:
Guilherme Johannpeter, president, Gerdau Long Steel North America;
Michael G. Rippey, president and CEO, ArcelorMittal USA; and
Charles Schmitt, president, SSAB Americas.
John Surma was elected chairman of the board of directors and
chief executive officer of United States Steel Corporation in
February 2006. Before that, he became vice chairman and chief
financial officer of United States Steel Corporation on January
1, 2002. He was named president in March 2003, and president
and chief operating officer in June 2003.
Prior to his current election as chairman of AISI, Surma previously
has served as chairman of AISI as well as vice chairman and as
a member of the board of directors. He is a member of the board
of directors of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation and Marathon
Petroleum Corporation. He was appointed by President Barack Obama
to the President’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations
and currently serves as vice chairman. He serves as treasurer
of the board of directors of the World Steel Association and
previously held the titles of chairman and vice chairman. Mr.
Surma also serves on the board of directors of the National Safety
Council and is a current member of both the National Petroleum
Council and The Business Council.
Additionally, he is a member of the board of directors and executive
committee of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development
and serves as the organization’s current chairman; vice chairman
of Penn State University’s Board of Trustees and a member of
its Smeal College of Business’ Board of Visitors; and chairman
of the board of directors for the Allegheny County Parks Foundation.
He graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1976 with
a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting.