The judges evaluate nominations using a point-based qualitative approach to determine the winners. The nomination and judging processes are audited by and in full compliance with Euromoney/Institutional Investor guidelines and standards to ensure integrity and objectivity.
Upon closing the nomination process; nomination forms are reviewed by two judges from the American Metal Market editorial team. They score each nomination on a scale of 1 10 with 10 being the highest. Those nominations that receive a minimum combined score of 14 then become a finalist.
Finalists nomination forms are delivered to all judges with a deadline to submit their scores. The judging panel also score each nomination of a scale of 1 10 with 10 being the highest. The nominee with the highest combined score from all judges is named the winner.
The distinguished panel of judges:
Thorsten Schier, North American Steel and Ferrous Scrap Editor, AMM
James Lawrence, Reporter, Scrap, AMM
John Lichtenstein, Managing director of global metals and APAC natural resources industries for Accenture Plc in Beijing
Nick Sowar, Global metals sector leader for Deloitte & Touche LLP
Jo Isenberg-OLoughlin, Retired AMM executive Editor
Bill Jones, retired Vice Chairman, O'Neal Industries
Thomas Danjczek, Advisor and Past President, Steel Manufacturers Association
Vince Pappalardo, Managing Director - Metals, Brown Gibbons Lang & Company
Michelle Applebaum,Veteran Steel Analyst and long-time Salomon Bros/Citigroup Managing Director, founder of Steel Market Intelligence (now retired) and Board of Directors at Northwest Pipe
James Wainscott, Retired CEO, AK Steel