AK Steel Researcher Dr. Jerry L. Arnold Named ASM International® Fellow


West Chester, OH, July 08, 2010—AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) said today that Jerry L. Arnold, Ph.D., a Principal Research Engineer at its Research Center in Middletown, Ohio has been elected a Fellow of the Society by ASM International, formerly known as the American Society for Metals (ASM). 

According to ASM International, selection as a Fellow recognizes Dr. Arnold’s “distinguished contributions in the field of materials science and engineering” and is considered one of the highest honors in the materials field.  The honor will be conferred during ASM’s awards dinner on October 19, 2010 in Houston, Texas.

“Our sincere congratulations go to Jerry Arnold for being chosen by his peers for this exceptional recognition,” said James L. Wainscott, chairman, president and CEO of AK Steel.  “This award highlights his many career achievements and it exemplifies the innovative spirit and commitment to technical excellence of AK Steel’s entire research organization.”

Dr. Arnold has served as a member of AK Steel’s research department for nearly 40 years.  He is an inventor of six patented steelmaking processes for AK Steel and its predecessor company, and he is the author of a number of technical publications.  He holds a BS degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy and a Ph.D. in Metallurgy and Materials Science from the University of Denver.  He has been a member of ASM since 1960.

ASM International is a worldwide engineering and scientific society with 36,000 members.

About AK Steel

AK Steel produces flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steels, primarily for automotive, appliance, construction and electrical power generation and distribution markets.  The company employs about 6,200 men and women in Middletown, Mansfield, Coshocton and Zanesville, Ohio; Butler, Pennsylvania; Ashland, Kentucky; Rockport, Indiana; and its corporate headquarters in West Chester, Ohio.  Additional information about AK Steel is available on the company’s web site at www.aksteel.com.

AK Tube LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of AK Steel, employs about 300 men and women in plants in Walbridge, Ohio and Columbus, Indiana.  AK Tube produces carbon and stainless electric resistance welded (ERW) tubular steel products for truck, automotive and other markets.  Additional information about AK Tube LLC is available on its web site at www.aktube.com.