Welcome to Home of Fastmarkets Global Awards for Steel Excellence

Within this section of 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, Fastmarkets is proud to honor the best among us.


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 Fastmarkets 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.

You can review nomination guidelines and best practices here.

The distinguished panel of judges:

Andrew Wells, Global Steel Editor & Steel Pricing Director, Fastmarkets Metals & Mining

Grace Asenov, North American Steel Editor, Fastmarkets AMM

Phil Bell, President, Steel Manufacturers Association

Neil Bristow, HW Worldwide Limited Managing Director

Nick Sowar, Retired Global Metals Sector Leader for Deloitte & Touche LLP

Jo Isenberg-O’Loughlin, Retired Fastmarkets 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, Founder of Steel Market Intelligence (now retired) and Board of Directors at Northwest Pipe

James Wainscott, Retired CEO, AK Steel

Len Anthony, Veteran Steel Industry Financial Executive and Executive Chairman of Nano Steel’s Board of Directors

Avetik Chalabyan, Senior Partner and Metals Practice Lead for McKinsey & Company based in Moscow


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the 2020 virtual ceremony replay

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nomination form