AK Steel elects new CEO

15 May 2018

AK Steel has announced that the American Iron and Steel Institute’s (AISI) Board of Directors has elected Chief Executive Officer Roger K. Newport as the new chairman of the Institute, through May 2020. The election and announcement took place this week at AISI’s joint 2018 General Meeting with the Steel Manufacturers Association in Washington, D.C.

“Roger Newport is one of the global steel industry’s most respected and influential leaders, and is a tireless advocate for the North American steel industry. Whether it be meeting with executive branch officials or testifying on Capitol Hill, Roger always represents the best interests of the industry and its employees,” said Thomas J. Gibson, President and CEO of AISI.

“I appreciate the opportunity to lead the Institute during this important period in our industry’s history,” said Roger Newport. “I am encouraged by the progress made in the past year by our company and by our industry. I look forward to working with my AISI colleagues to help take the steel industry to new heights.”