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Welcome to Home of AMM's Awards for Steel Excellence

Within this section of amm.com we proudly celebrate the accomplishments of our industry. Companies large and small are recognized here for achieving excellence in a number of areas. As the voice of the industry, American Metal Market is proud to honor the best among us.

Judging

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-O’Loughlin
, 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