by | Dec 7, 2020 | Industry News

(SCHAUMBURG, IL – December 4, 2020)

The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) announces the election of three new members to its Board of Directors for their first three-year terms:

Bill Couturier, Barton Malow Company
Dean Peery, Gerdau
Adam Simmet, Simcote, Inc.

Additionally, CRSI confirmed three members to its Board of Directors for their second three-year terms:

Kevin Cornell, Salit Specialty Rebar
Rob Faircloth, Contractors Materials Company
Bethany Hennings, Cascade Steel Rolling Mills, Inc.

CRSI also thanks the following members for their service to CRSI and the industry who will be rotating off
the Board:

Keith LePage, Whitacre Engineering
“I’m excited to welcome the new members to the Board of Directors as well as express gratitude to Keith
LePage for his service on the Board. Each member of the Board holds essential skills and perspectives
that are vital to directing CRSI’s future endeavors. I look forward to the year ahead, confident in the
effective leadership of our active and engaged institute members,” stated Danielle Kleinhans, President
and CEO of the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute.
The full Board of Directors was approved at the Board of Directors meeting on December 3, 2020 that was
held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020/2021 Board consists of:

At-Large Directors
*Chairman – Donald Barney, Nucor Corporation
*Vice Chairman – Jeff Estep, Farwest Steel Reinforcing Company
*Secretary/Treasurer – Brad Cottrell, Commercial Metals Company
*Past Chairman – Tim Thomas, American Steel Fabricators, Inc.
*At-Large Director – Rob Faircloth, Contractors Materials Company
At-Large Director – Kevin Cornell, Salit Specialty Rebar
At-Large Director – Bill Couturier, Barton Malow Company
At-Large Director – Robert McClean, Commercial Metals Company
At-Large Director – Eugene McManus, Harrs/Nucor
At-Large Director – Dean Peery, Gerdau
At-Large Director – Spence Peters, Steel Dynamics, Inc.
At-Large Director – Adam Simmet, Simcote, Inc.
At-Large Director – Chris Stowers, Commercial Metals Company

*Executive Committee Member

Ex-Officio Directors
Chairman, Marketing Committee – William Brack, Harris Rebar
Chairman, Engineering Practice Committee – Lou Colarusso, nVent
Chairman, Member Services Committee – Matthew Schewe, Commercial Metals Company
Region Representative Directors
Greater Southwest Region Director – Marcelo Acuña, ABC Coating Company, Inc.
Midwest Region Director – Mary Alwin, Nucor Steel Sedalia
Northeast Region Director – Jim Melvin, Re-Steel Supply Co., Inc.
*Western Region Director – Bethany Hennings, Cascade Steel Rolling Mills, Inc.

Non-Voting Directors
Chairman, CRSI Education & Research Foundation – Scott Leib, aSa – Applied Systems Associates, Inc.
President and CEO – Dr. Danielle Kleinhans, Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute

About the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute
Founded in 1924, the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) is a technical institute and
Standards Developing Organization (SDO) that stands as the authoritative resource for steel
reinforced concrete construction. Among the Nation’s oldest trade associations, CRSI offers many
industry-trusted technical publications, standards documents, design aids, reference materials and
educational opportunities.
CRSI’s members represent over 80% of the U.S. manufacturers, fabricators and placers of steel
reinforcing bar and related products with over 600 locations in 49 states, and with over 15,000
employees. Members produce, fabricate and install approximately 9 million ton of reinforcing steel
per year using scrap steel in efficient manufacturing operations. It is estimated that the industry
impacts over 75,000 people in steel transportation and placement in North America.
The CRSI membership also includes professionals across the country who are involved in the
research, design, and construction of steel reinforced concrete. CRSI staff comprises a nationwide
region network of industry professionals.