Association of Steel Distributors (ASD) has chosen AK Steel
Corp. chairman, president and chief executive officer James L.
Wainscott as its 2013 captain of industry.
The award recognizes
individuals who have exhibited "exemplary vision, extraordinary
leadership and everlasting influence in the advancement of the
steel industry," the Chicago-based group said. ASDs board
will celebrate Wainscotts achievement at an Oct. 26
dinner during its fall conference.
A 32-year veteran of
the steel industry, Wainscott joined West Chester, Ohio-based
AK Steel in 1995. He is chairman of the Steel Market
Development Institute and a member of the Washington-based
He follows previous recipients Keith Busse, chairman of Fort
Wayne, Ind.-based Steel Dynamics Inc. (2011) and Daniel
DiMicco, executive chairman of Charlotte, N.C.-based Nucor