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Three New Members Elected to AISC Board
Posted by Tasha Weiss on October 15, 2012 at 4:58 PM.

AISC announced the election of three new members to its Board of Directors at its recent Annual Meeting in Miami.


Robert Philip Stupp, Jr., executive vice president of Stupp Bros., Inc., St. Louis; Lawrence F. Kruth, P.E., vice president of engineering, technology and safety at Douglas Steel Fabricating Corporation, Lansing, Mich.; and Mark W. Trimble, P.E., marketing manager at Huntington Steel & Supply Company, Huntington, W.Va., will immediately begin serving on the Board, assisting with the organization’s planning and leadership in the steel construction industry.


“I’m pleased to welcome these three new members to the AISC Board,” commented AISC Chair William B. (Brad) Bourne III of Universal Steel, Inc., Lithonia, Ga. “This is a very experienced group, and their knowledge of our industry will immediately affect the quality of the Board. All three of them are currently very active with AISC Committees and will hit the ground running. I thank them all for their commitment of both time and resources.”



In addition to being executive vice president of Stupp Bros., Stupp is also president of the company’s fabrication segment and of subsidiary Hammert’s Iron Works, Inc. Previously, he served for three years as assistant general manager for Stupp’s bridge division, Stupp Bridge Company, and before that was vice president for more than a decade when it was named Stupp Bros. Bridge & Iron Co. For the past nine years, he’s served as director of the Central Fabricators Association in Chicago and is also a member of AISC’s Ad Hoc Committee on Barcode Standards. His father is Robert (Bob) P. Stupp, a former AISC chairman of the board and the longest-serving board member in AISC’s history. AISC’s prestigious Robert P. Stupp Award for Leadership Excellence was created in 1998 in recognition of his unparalleled leadership in the steel construction industry.



Kruth is vice president of engineering, technology and safety at Douglas Steel Fabricating Corporation, Lansing, Mich., and a member of its Board of Directors. With more than 30 years of structural engineering experience, he’s responsible for managing the engineering department, advancing technology in the company as well as all safety for the shop and field. Previously, he served for seven years as a project manager for the company. He serves as Chair of the AISC Safety Committee and is a member of the AISC Research Committee. He’s also a member of AISC’s TC6 Connection Design Specification Committee, AISC’s TC13 Quality Control & Assurance Specification Committee and the AISC Specification Committee. He has also been appointed to the MIOSHA Part 26, Structural Steel Erection Advisory Committee and MIOSHA Part 10, Lifting & Digging Advisory Committee.



Trimble is one of six Huntington executive team members charged with business development and client satisfaction. He’s been with the company for about 20 years and started out as manager of its structural fabrication division. Previously, he owned and managed an engineering and surveying practice in Kentucky. He’s a past president of both the West Virginia Steel Fabricators Association and West Virginia Society of Professional Engineers. He’s currently a member of AISC’s Planning Committee for NASCC: The Steel Conference.


Stupp, Kruth and Trimble join 27 AISC board members who contribute a significant amount of time and outstanding service to the success of AISC and the structural steel industry. View a list of all of the officers and directors on AISC’s website, here.

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