SMA echoes the congratulatory remarks below for the S&P Global Platts Global Metals Lifetime Award Recipient and SMA past president, Tom Danjczek.  According to current SMA president Philip K. Bell, “It comes as no surprise that Tom is the recipient of this prestigious award. His steelmaking acumen and passion for our industry make him worthy of this honor.” A full list of 2018 awards winners can be found by clicking here.



GREENWICH, Conn. – May 22, 2018 – (

Headwall Partners LLC (“Headwall Partners” or “Headwall”), an independent corporate finance and strategic advisory firm focused on the steel & metals industry today announced that Headwall’s Senior Advisor, Thomas A. Danjczek, is the 2018 recipient of the prestigious S&P Global Platts Global Metals Lifetime Achievement Award.

The award was delivered at the Sixth Annual S&P Global Platts Global Metals Awards ceremony held in London on May 17, 2018. According to S&P Global Platts, “The winner’s achievements will be the product of a long and varied career of service, creativity, insight and this individual will have won widespread recognition and respect on the global stage.”

“We are delighted, but not surprised, by Tom’s selection as the recipient of this highly regarded honor,” commented Peter J. Scott, Headwall’s Founder and Managing Partner. “Throughout Tom’s more than 45 years in the steel industry —  including years at Wheeling-Pittsburgh, Kaiser Steel, and Bethlehem Steel; 15 years as President of the Steel Manufacturer’s Association; Board positions at major sector companies; and now his senior role at Headwall — he has been a thought and opinion leader and tireless advocate for the industry he loves.”

Mr. Scott continued, “For those who have had the opportunity to work with Tom, we stand in awe of his keen intellect, depth of knowledge, and sense of humor.  We are proud of this important recognition of our partner, mentor and friend.”