ArcelorMittal Global Research and Development leaders from the United States and Canada joined to award employees for outstanding achievements in their work. The annual innovations award dinner brought together colleagues from the East Chicago and Hamilton laboratories as well as AM/NS Calvert. Awards were given in the categories of health, safety, and technical achievement and special recognition.
A joint East Chicago – Hamilton committee judged the nominations and selected the winners.
“Events like this are key to Global Research and Development,” said Leo De Meo, General Manager, Hamilton. “Recognition is an important value in our culture.”
The Hamilton Special Recognition Award went to Ted Todoschuk for his expertise in coal, coke, and ironmaking.
“We have an entrepreneurship environment at Hamilton,” said Todoschuk. “We try new things and aren’t afraid to fail; we just try something else. When you facilitate the right atmosphere for learning you can grow. I’ve been in this business for almost forty years and am glad to transfer my knowledge to the young people; I’m committed to sharing across the plants as well.”
The East Chicago Special Recognition Award went to Johnathan Long for his work in the advanced annealing simulator laboratory.
“World class doesn’t happen by accident,” said Long. “We have a mentorship culture in East Chicago between engineers and technicians, and I’ve had incredible mentors over the years. That’s what builds a world-class laboratory – people who are willing to give their time and knowledge to people like me. So I say thank you to those who taught me along the way.”
The Technical Achievement Award went to a joint team for “Coating Ductibor® 500 at AM/NS Calvert via Product and Process Design Innovation”.
The Health and Safety award went to Hamilton. The team was recognized for improvement and standardization of chemical laboratory practices.
“This is a celebration of collaboration and innovation,” said Mark Atkinson, senior director, East Chicago. “We rely on people in the plants and each other to be successful. We’re always stronger together. I’m proud to have all of the award recipients on our East Chicago and Hamilton teams.”
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