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Posted by Tasha Weiss on November 13, 2013 at 1:01 PM.
AISC elected three new members to its Board of Directors at its recent Annual Meeting of the Members of the Institute in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
Stan Baucum, director of structural products at Gerdau Long Steel North America in Midlothian, Texas; Dan Kadrmas, president of TrueNorth Steel in West Fargo, N.D.; and John O’Quinn, executive vice president of Hirschfeld Industries’ Bridge Division in Greensboro, N.C., will immediately begin serving on the AISC Board, assisting with the organization’s planning and leadership in the steel construction industry.
“I am pleased to welcome Stan, Dan and John to the AISC Board,” commented AISC Chair Jeffrey Dave of Dave Steel Company, Inc., Asheville, N.C. “This is a very experienced group, and their knowledge of our industry and experience with the activities of AISC will allow each of them to have an immediate positive impact on the Board. I thank them for their commitment of both time and resources while further serving our industry.”
Baucum has nearly 30 years of experience in the steel and construction industry. His employment history with long steel production has included positions in quality control, sales and sales management, as well as serving as a director of engineered products. He also worked within the construction industry at one of the country’s largest general contracting firms. Previously, he served as a board member for the North American Steel Sheet Piling Association (NASSPA), participated in the European Committee for Iron and Steel Standardization in Brussels for the Structural Steels - Sheet Piling (ECISS/TC 10SC 4 Standardization) and has served on the MSCI Plates and Shapes Council since 2008.
Kadrmas has served as president of TrueNorth Steel since 2005 and has also been the president of FTC Transport, Minnkota Windows and Rommesmo Companies. Previously, he served as chief financial officer for six years for these companies. He has also served as president of Cornerstone Holding Company since 2009 and as a board member since 2006. He recently completed his two-year term as president of the Central Fabricators Association, and before that he served for two years as vice president. Prior to joining the steel construction industry, Kadrmas worked for 10 years as an audit partner for Eide Bailly LLP.
O’Quinn has 33 years of experience in the structural steel fabrication industry. As executive vice president of Hirschfeld Industries’ Bridge Division, he’s responsible for all management aspects of four steel fabrication plants in the eastern U.S. as well as two in San Angelo, Texas, and oversees a total of 650 employees. Previously, he served for four years as senior vice president of sales and operations for the company’s East Coast Bridge Division. He joined the company in 2006 as its vice president of sales. He has also served for the past three years on the Executive Council of the National Steel Bridge Alliance, AISC’s bridge division.
Baucum, Kadrmas and O’Quinn join 23 AISC Board members who contribute a significant amount of time and service to the success of AISC and the structural steel industry. View a list of all of the AISC Officers and Board of Directors.