COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.
Michael T. Rehwinkel, president and chief executive officer of
Evraz Inc. North America, has been elected chairman of the
American Iron and Steel Institute.
Rehwinkel, who succeeds Joseph
A. Carrabba, chairman, president and chief executive officer of
Cleveland-based Cliffs Natural Resources Inc., will hold the
position for a one-year term ending May 2014.
"Mike is a strong and articulate
voice for the steel industry and we are honored to have him as
our chairman for the next year," AISI president and chief
executive officer Thomas J. Gibson said in a statement. "His
advocacy for a comprehensive energy policy, that will boost job
creation, has been tremendous for our industry."
In his role as chairman of the Washington-based trade group,
Rehwinkel will lead the AISIs advocacy efforts,
particularly in pro-manufacturing public policies to enhance
the competitiveness of the North American steel industry.
Rehwinkel previously served as chairman of the AISIs
policy and planning committee.