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Hall of Fame Class of 2013

American Metal Market announces the members of the AMM Steel Hall of Fame Class of 2013. The inductees are the third class to be accepted into the Steel Hall of Fame, which was created to highlight the entrepreneurs, executive leaders, and top influencers in the history of steel. Handpicked by the Hall of Fame committee, this year’s class includes the first female inductee (and the first father-daughter members) and the youngest member of the Hall of Fame.

Cecilia Danieli, better known as “Italy’s Lady of Steel” to her contemporaries, is the first woman to hold a place in the Steel Hall of Fame. Danieli was at the reins in the early 1980’s when her family’s company had either engineered or equipped half of the world’s 250 mini-mills.   She joins her father Luigi Danieli, inducted in 2013, to become the first family members within the Hall of Fame.

Also joining the ranks are Tadeusz Sendzimir, a true innovator of his time who introduced the continuous process for galvanizing steel and owns 120 patents related to mining, metallurgy and steelmaking. Since the founding of his company, T. Sendzimir Inc. has overseen the construction of 265 cluster mills, 55 Z-high mills and 16 planetary mills in 43 countries.

Keith Busse, the youngest inductee to the Hall of Fame, is a major player in the flat- rolled mill business whose accomplishments include building Nucor’s Crawfordsville facility and forming SDI which he led to becoming the nation’s 5th largest producer of carbon steel products.

“Each member of the Steel Hall of Fame Class of 2013 have helped frame the course of history with their momentous accomplishments. We are proud to be recognizing these individuals during our Awards for Steel Excellence Dinner this upcoming June,” said David Brooks, AMM’s Publisher.

A limited number of tickets are available for the AMM Awards for Steel Excellence Dinner held at the Edison Ballroom in New York City. Please contact Mary Connors at 646-274-6250 to reserve your spot. 

Read more about the accomplishments of the Class of 2013...

Cecilia Danieli

Tadeusz Sendzimir

Keith Busse