NEW YORK David
Phelps, president of the American Institute for International
Steel (AIIS), will retire Oct. 1.
Phelps, who has served
at the Falls Church, Va.-based trade association for almost two
decades, told AMM that a successor had not been named
but a search committee is in place.
"Dave has been
instrumental in promoting free and responsible trade and open
markets over the past 17 years and more recently added to his
responsibilities promoting critical pro-manufacturing issues,
such as regulatory overreach, taxes and infrastructure
initiatives for our nations port system," AIIS chairman
John D. Foster said in a statement. "He also led the AIIS
effort against the Section 201 steel restrictions, which were
devastating to AIIS members."
Phelps joined AIIS as
its executive director in 1996. He previously served at the
American Iron and Steel Institute, where he worked on customs,
transportation and public policy issues affecting the steel
market. He also worked as an independent customs and steel