October 4, 2022 – WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute’s (AISI) Board of Directors today elected Joe Burkey, Regional President, Harsco North America, as a member of the AISI Board and last night awarded Joseph Turner, senior advisor to Fluor and Primary Energy, the AISI “Lifetime Steel Champion Award.”
The election of Burkey took place during a meeting of the Institute’s Board of Directors this morning. AISI presented Turner with the award at a dinner ceremony last evening.
“Joe Turner is an icon in the steel industry. The AISI Board of Directors recognizes his exemplary service in advocating for the steel industry and his tireless work over the years engaging domestic steel producers and our suppliers. Joe is an outspoken and passionate voice for the industry. He is much deserving of this award, as he truly is a long-standing champion for steel,” said Leon Topalian, AISI chairman and chair, president and CEO of Nucor.
“I would also like to welcome Joe Burkey to the AISI Board and I look forward to his contributions, and to working with him in our efforts to highlight the American steel industry’s sustainability leadership,” Topalian concluded.
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