American Iron and Steel Institute Announces New VP of Auto ProgramJune 22, 2022
The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), Southfield, MI, has named Christopher Kristock vice president of its automotive program, succeeding John Catterall. Catterall, who is retiring, has led the AISI automotive program since 2020, and previously led the AISI Auto/Steel Partnership.
Kristock will lead AISI’s Automotive Applications Council, a group of AISI-member steel producers focused on automotive innovation, education and technology transfer activities. He has worked as a scientist, manufacturing engineer and quality assurance leader, and since 2014 has held several positions at an automotive metal processor including vice president of quality and technology. Previously, Kristock served as vice president of quality and product development at Severstal North America and was co-chairman of its international global technology system.
“AISI is a catalyst for engaging the steel industry, the automotive industry and federal partners to conduct research, provide technology transfer and promote steel-intensive solutions in the auto market,” says Kristock. “I am excited to be part of the automotive program and look forward to working with the automotive industry to sustain the safety and durability of cars while reducing environmental impacts.”