Awards and Recognition Program
Mission: The AIST Awards and Recognition Program recognizes, through peers review, the active leadership and significant contributions of individuals or companies to AIST and the global iron and steel industry.
History: The AIST board of directors formed an ad hoc committee in Oct 2003 to review the awards and recognition programs of the predecessor organizations and to make recommendations to the board for a new program for AIST. The committee recommended the formation of an awards program committee as a standing committee to initially determine the selection process, place of presentation and the physical award for the 10 awards at the association level. The standing committee is to guide the selection process on an annual basis. All future additions or changes to association-level awards would require board approval. The board approved the committee's recommendations on 12 Aug 2004.
Committee: The chair of the Awards and Recognition Program Committee is comprised of the chair, the first Officer-at-Large of the AIST Executive Committee, and all Board Directors representing Technology Divisions. Of these nine Directors, five (or four) shall be entering their second year of their two-year BOD term, and four (or five) shall be out-going Directors.