Senior Technical and Engineering Specialist – Flat Rolled Steel Mills
More than 30 years of senior management, technical and engineering steel industry experience and is one of the most consulted flat rolled carbon steel mill specialists in the world. Al was Vice President of Customer & Field Services for international equipment maker Tippins (now part of SMS Demag) from 1998 to 2003, responsible for project manning, commissioning, and performance testing and facility optimization worldwide. He was also responsible for providing technical support for sales and marketing and proposal department, providing technical support for design and engineering department, customer services to provide facility studies, process problem solutions, and new product development, and for successful completion of 14 major steel and aluminum projects.
Prior to this, Al was Senior Executive Vice President for SSP Group Companies Ltd of Bangkok, Thailand where he was responsible for technical development of steel sector projects, for selection of technology and equipment for five steel projects, and for the successful construction, startup and operation of 1.5 million ton Siam Steel Mill Co.. EAF/CCM/HSM Facility (now G Steel Co.). Prior to this, Al was Plant Manager Tuscaloosa Steel (now a unit of Nucor) from 1985 to 1987, responsible for the successful commissioning, startup and operation of the first Mini Hot Strip mill in the USA. Al started his career at U.S. Steel Corp. in various engineering and operation positions with the United States Steel Corporation.