Washington, DC, July 23 – Today, Fastmarkets presented its Global Steel Excellence Awards, recognizing a selection of SMA member companies for their contributions to the global steel industry.

“SMA is proud to represent some of the most innovative and efficient steelmakers, scrap providers, and other EAF technology and service providers in the world. Global recognition by Fastmarkets highlights the advancement these companies have made towards safe and sustainable steelmaking,” said Philip K. Bell, president of SMA.

In accepting the Advocate of the Year Award on behalf of Nucor’s John Ferriola, Bell added, “John is a visionary thought leader who has provided Nucor, as well as the domestic and international steel industry with outstanding and impactful leadership throughout his stellar career.” John Ferriola lead SMA as its chairman from 2012-2013.

SMA members recognized during the ceremony include:

  • Advocate of the Year: John Ferriola, Nucor
  • Environmental Responsibility/Stewardship: SSAB Americas
  • Automotive Supplier of the Year: Gerdau Special Steel North America
  • Global Steel Producer of the Year: Steel Dynamics, Inc.