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 American Metal Market 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.
The distinguished panel of judges:
Thorsten Schier, North American Steel and Ferrous Scrap Editor, AMM
Nat Rudarakanchana, Pricing Reporter, Steel, AMM
Nick Sowar, Global metals sector leader for Deloitte & Touche LLP
Jo Isenberg-OLoughlin, Retired 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,Veteran Steel Analyst and long-time Salomon Bros/Citigroup Managing Director, founder of Steel Market Intelligence (now retired) and Board of Directors at Northwest Pipe
James Wainscott, Retired CEO, AK Steel