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Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute Announces New Board Members

(SCHAUMBURG, IL –May 29, 2014) The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute(CRSI) announces the appointment of Scott Stevens as the Chairman of Board along with four new officers to guide the Institute through its next two years of operations.

In addition to Stevens, the new officers are Matthew Schewe, Commercial Metals Company, as Chair of the Member Services;GiacomoAcrusci, CFS Steel Company, as Northeast Region Director; Preston Sparkman, R&R Rebar Fabricators, as Southeast Region Director; and David Coker, Gerdau, as At-Large Director.

The full Board of Directors was approved at theBusiness Meeting held during CRSI’s Annual Conference on April29th, 2014. The 2014/2015 Board consists of:


At-Large Directors

*Chairman – Scott Stevens, Dimension Fabricators, Inc.

*Vice Chairman­– James L. (Pete) Diggs,Gerdau

*Treasurer – Tim Thomas, American Steel Fabricators, Inc.

*At-Large Director – Robert J. Stone, Nucor Corporation

*At-Large Director  – Jeff Estep, Farwest Steel Corporation

*Past Chairman – Matthew Brace, Commercial Metals Company

At-Large Director – David Coker, Gerdau

At-Large Director – Louis Colarusso, ERICO

At-Large Director – Ty Garrison, Commercial Metals Company

At-Large Director – John Kinnischtzke, Evraz Rocky Mountain Steel

At-Large Director – Keith LePage, Whitacre Engineering

At-Large Director – Chris Linnemeyer, Alton Steel, Inc.

At-Large Director – Brice Wager, Gerdau

*Executive Committee Member


Ex-Officio Directors

Chairman, Marketing Committee – William Brack, Harris Rebar

Chairman, Engineering Practice Committee – Dennis Hunter, Gerdau

Chairman, Member Services Committee – Matthew Schewe


Region Representative Directors

Northeast Region Director –GiacomoAbrusci, CFS Steel Company

Southeast Region Director – Preston Sparkman, R&R Rebar Fabricators

Midwest Region Director – Robert Shuherk, Harris Rebar

Greater Southwestern Region Director – Vacant

Western Region Director – Jeff Estep, Farwest Steel Corporation


Non-Voting Directors

Chairman, CRSI Education & Research Foundation – Robert J. Stone, Nucor Corporation

President and CEO – Robert Risser, Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute


About the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute

Founded in 1924, the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) is a technical institute and an accredited Standards Developing Organization (SDO) that stands as the authoritative resource forinformation related to steel reinforced concrete construction. Serving the needs of engineers, architects and construction professionals, CRSI offers many industry-trusted technical publications, design aids, reference materials and educational opportunities. CRSI Industry members include manufacturers, fabricators,material suppliers and placers of steel reinforcing bars and related products. Our Professional members are involved in the research, design, and construction of steel reinforced concrete. CRSI also has a broad Region Manager network that supports both members and industry professionals and creates awareness among the design/construction community through outreach activities. Together, they form a complete network of industry information and support.

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