Nominations were received from across the world for the 11th annual Fastmarkets Global Awards for Steel Excellence, reflecting the global nature of the steel industry.
The 90 finalists in 23 categories are located in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, signifying that the entire steel supply chain is truly global, said Alex Harrison, Fastmarkets editorial and pricing director, metals and mining. This years finalists demonstrate that excellence transcends countries and continents. Cutting-edge innovation exists in every corner of the world and showcases international talent and customer-centric solutions.
Four categories are new this year, including ferrous futures trading and ferrous exchanges companies of the year. The other new categories are automotive supplier of the year, reflecting the close relationship between the two industries, and workforce diversity champion, celebrating those companies with exceptional commitments to inclusion and diversity.
Once the nomination period closes, the nominations are reviewed by Andrew Wells, global steel editor and steel pricing director, Fastmarkets metals and mining, and Grace Asenov, North American steel editor, Fastmarkets AMM to determine the finalists. Then the awards programs judges evaluate the finalists submission 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.
Four new judges joined the panel of seasoned steel industry professionals. New this year are Len Anthony, veteran steel industry financial executive and executive chairman of Nano Steels board of directors; Phil Bell, president, Steel Manufacturers Association; Neil Bristow, managing director, HW Worldwide Limited, and Avetik Chalabyan, senior partner and metals practice lead, McKinsey & Company.
Returning judges are Michelle Applebaum, retired founder of Steel Market Intelligence and board of directors of Northwest Pipe; Thomas Danjczek, advisor and past president, Steel Manufacturers Association; Jo Isenberg-OLoughlin, retired Fastmarkets AMM executive editor; Bill Jones, retired vice chairman, O'Neal Industries; Vince Pappalardo, managing director - metals, Brown Gibbons Lang & Company; Nick Sowar, retired global metals sector leader, Deloitte & Touche LLP, and James Wainscott, retired chief executive officer, AK Steel.
The pages that follow provide very short summaries of each Finalists award entry. Winners will be announced at the Fastmarkets Global Awards for Steel Excellence dinner tentatively scheduled for October.
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