2023 Annual Meeting

NEW: Click here for the meeting schedule.                       
Our hotel block closed on January 28, and the hotel is filling up quickly. Please see the Accommodations page for alternate hotels. If you need additional options, please contact the AWPA office

Join us in the Sunshine City in February!

Registration is now open for the Annual Meeting. We hope you will join us this February at the Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Join colleagues and customers, old and new friends, in St. Pete in the new year. You’ll hear the latest on the steel market, international trade and the economy, from experts and peers.

This is a great location and a fantastic value. Don’t miss this chance to stay in downtown St. Pete during peak season for less than $300/night! We’ve managed to keep the total cost of attending this meeting – 3 hotel nights, meeting registration plus spouse registration – just under the 2022 cost. As inflation slogs on, we’re working to provide a strong value for your company.


The best deal is always to register early - this year's deadline is January 28. Both the earlybird discount and hotel discount end on that day. 

Registration Fees:

Fee: Price Available To: 
Earlybird Registration - at the Vinoy  $815.00 Attendees staying at the Vinoy
Earlybird Registration           $890.00 Attendees not staying at the Vinoy
Spouse/Companion Registration  $200.00 Spouse/Companions Only - not for AWPA Members
Regular Registration        $915.00 Attendees registering after January 28
Late and Onsite Registration   $965.00 Attendees registering after February 18


You can find additional information on the event and location at the tabs at the top of the page. We hope you will join us. If you have any questions, or need any assistance, please don't hesitate to contact the AWPA Office.


Join your colleagues in St. Petersburg this February. Here's who has registered so far. 

The following list shows all reviewed attendees as of 02/25/2024.

Attendee Name Title  Company
Mr. Vern Abel President Krueger Steel & Wire
Girish Acharya Director of Procurement SSW Advanced Technologies
Axel Ampolini EVP Liberty Steel USA Liberty Steel USA
Mr. Brad Andrews Senior Market Manager Wire Drawing Condat Corporation
Mr. Joe Ankley President Emerald Steel Processing, LLC
Mr. Murat Askin CEO StaalX LLC
Mr. Chad Baker National Purchasing Manager
Mr. Greg Barbour Vice President, Sales Beta Steel Group
Ms. Emily Bardach Executive Director American Wire Producers Association
Mr. Jordi Barrenechea CEO WMC
Mr. Luis Barrenechea CEO Optimus Steel LLC
Mr. Joe Barrett President - Davis Wire Corporation & National Strand Heico Wire Group
Thomas Batterbee VP, General Manager Nucor
Mr. Timothy W. Becker President: Hickory Springs Mfg. HSM Solutions
Christopher Bederov Trader Stemcor USA Inc.
Ms. AriAnne Berberian Plant Manager International Technical Coatings, Inc.
Mr. Scott Bernstein President Beta Steel Group
Mr. Casey Bouton President Taubensee Steel & Wire Company
Ryan Brady Trader Steel Hub Americas, LLC
Ms. Amy Braune Director of Sales - Rod Products Leggett & Platt, Inc.
Hunter Britsch Hiring Specialist Workstream
Mr. Guilherme Brum General Manager Traxit North America, LLC
Mr. Brian Burr President Sumiden Wire Products Corporation
Cathy Byrnes Valbruna Group
Mrs. Kathleen Cannon Partner Kelley Drye & Warren, LLP
Mr Mark W Carlson Sales Manager, Cold Heading Products Liberty Wire Johnstown
Mr. Mike Carroll Vice President Supply Chain Accent Wire
Mr. Miguel Casar Sales Manager Mid Continent Steel and Wire Inc.
Mr. Alejandro Castano Commercial Manager, Industrial Division Mid Continent Steel and Wire Inc.
Mr. Jon Cornelius EVP/General Manager-PC Strand Sumiden Wire Products Corporation
Jacob Couture International Trade Compliance Analyst US Department of Commerce
Mr. Thilo Dappers President Saarstahl USA
Michele De Waele Commercial Manager BREDLAK
Ms. Amy R DeArmond Director of Government Affairs Leggett & Platt, Inc.
Mr. Marco Dell'Oro Sales Manager Mario Frigerio S.p.A.
Mr. Jan Deruytter Director, Manufacturing Productivity Improvement Lincoln Electric Company
Mr. Scott Dillaha Director, Wire Rod Sales ArcelorMittal Long Products
Mr. Tim Dillon Sr. VP Sales and Marketing Liberty Steel USA
Mr. Clifford E. Donahue Raw Material Purchaser Oklahoma Steel & Wire Company, Inc.
Mr. Deron Dunbar Director of Sales & Marketing Ivaco Rolling Mills Ltd.
Mr. David Duncan Jr. President/CEO Granite Falls Furnace
Mr. Matthew Duncan Vice President Granite Falls Furnace
Seth Fischer VP of Sales Tri Star Metals LLC
Brin Frazier Regional Sales Optimus Steel LLC
Mr. Sebastian Frey VP Long Products Tata International
Phil Fusacchia President American Wire Works
Mr. Shawn Gill CEO Stemcor USA Inc.
Mr. Mike Hadley Midwest Mill Sales Manager Valbruna Group
Mr. Mark Hall Sales Manager NA Schlatter North America Inc.
Mr. Ryan Hansen Commercial Account Executive Workstream
Mr. Sokol Haxhiaj Managing Director of Schlatter Italy Schlatter North America Inc.
Mr. Kory Heck Marketing Manager - Charter Wire Charter Steel
Mr. John Heden General Manager Nucor
Mr. William Heileg Purchasing G3 Steel Group, LLC
Mr. Jason Hendrix President & CEO Coastal Wire Company Inc.
Ms. Bethany Hennings General Manager of Sales Cascade Steel Rolling Mills, Inc.
Mr. William H. Hillpot President & CEO WireTech, Inc.
Mr. Joe Hinckley Purchasing Manager Emerald Steel Processing, LLC
Mr. Reed Hoagland Vice President Leggett & Platt, Inc.
Mr. Mark Jacinto Sales Manager Wire Road Optimus Steel LLC
Michael Jatta Area Sales Manager Morgan-Koch Corporation
Elizabeth Johnson Special Counsel Kelley Drye & Warren, LLP
Mr. John T. Johnson Jr. President Mid-South Wire Company
Mr. Simon Jones Operations Coordinator WCJ Pilgrim Wire
Mr. William C. Jones President WCJ Pilgrim Wire
Mr. Stephen Jurewicz Sales Manager Nucor
Mr. Brian Killam Sales Manager - Western Division Gerard Daniel Worldwide
Mr. John King Vice President - Sales Liberty Steel USA
Mr. Jochen Koch President Morgan-Koch Corporation
Mr. Albert Kozlowski Vice President Morgan-Koch Corporation
Mr Michael Krueger Regional Sales Manager Traxit North America, LLC
Mr. Luis Eugenio Leal Rangel Director of Trade and Government Affairs Mid Continent Steel and Wire Inc.
Mr. Jack Leffler VP Commercial Liberty Wire Johnstown
Mr. Brian Liu Sr. Director, Procurement, Transportation, & Logistics Tree Island Steel
Mr. Alan Logan VP of Operations Vulcan Steel Products
Mr. Mack Magnus President M&B Metal Products Company
Mr. Milton M. Magnus III CEO M&B Metal Products Company
John Manzella Author and Columnist Manzella Trade Communications
Mr. Ryan Marion Technical Sales Traxit North America, LLC
Mr. Jarrett Martin President MAR-MAC Industries, Inc.
Mr. John W. Martin III CEO MAR-MAC Industries, Inc.
Mr. Shane McGuire Sales Manager Nucor
Mr. Jim McNeal Vice-President, Engineering Tokusen USA, Inc.
Mr. Ronnie L Meiers General Manager Schlatter North America Inc.
Patrick Meinert Sales/Product Manager Ulbrich Shaped Wire
Mr. Stan Merrick General Manager Arcos Industries LLC
Mr. John D. Meyer Group Vice President Leggett & Platt, Inc.
Ms. Kathleen Moore Vice President Oklahoma Steel & Wire Company, Inc.
Mr. Chris Motley National Sales Manager-Trading Intermetals LLC
Ryan Murray Regional Account Manager Charter Steel
Mr. Alex Nedergaard Director Supply Management, Americas Lincoln Electric Company
Mr. Chad Novak Senior National Sales Manager EVRAZ North America
Mr. Michael O'Malley District Sales Manager Nucor
Ms. Heather E Outhuse Associate Director American Wire Producers Association
Mr. Todd Pankey VP Global Sourcing ITW Shakeproof Automotive
Mr. George D. Paterakis Regional Account Manager Charter Steel
Mr. Martin J. Payton III President Precision Metal Services, Inc.
Mr. Martin Payton IV Vice President Precision Metal Services, Inc.
Mr. James Philipkosky Owner Fayette Custom Wire Products
Mr. Nickolus R. Pigott Vice President- Stainless & Nickel Alloys Tri Star Metals LLC
Mr. Patricio Pimentel Global Steel Sourcing Director Heico Wire Group
Chris Porada Key Industry Manager Chemetall/BASF
Mr. Mark Powell District Sales Manager Nucor
Mr. Mitchell Presser National Sales Manager USA G3 Steel Group, LLC
Mr. Farid Qureshi Director Strategic Sourcing ITW Shakeproof Automotive
Mr. Kenneth J. Rampolla Eastern Regional Sales Manager Charter Steel
Mr. Lou Richards Vice President Oklahoma Steel & Wire Company, Inc.
Dr. Klaus Juergen Richter Chief Technical Officer / Chief Sales & Marketing Officer Saarstahl USA
Taisiya Rodicheva Operations Manager America Steel Trade Corp.
Ms. Jeynae Saillard Meetings Manager American Wire Producers Association
Mr. Richard D. Sarver President Paramount Die
Mr. Alan Schrofer National Accounts Director Liberty Steel USA
Mr. Eric Schuenemeyer Vice President of Operations Tokusen USA, Inc.
Mr. Nick Schultz Commercial Director - Engineered Bar Nucor
Mr. David Scribner Purchasing King Steel Corporation
Ms. Dawn Shackleford Executive Director for Trade Agreements Policy & Negotiations US Department of Commerce
Mr. Jeff Slater General Manager Fort Wayne Metals Research Products Corporation
Mr. John J. Socrates Product Manager/Engineer Charter Steel
Mr. Jan Sorige President Enkotec Company Inc.
Mr. Andre Stephan Materials Manager WireTech, Inc.
Mr. Bryan Sullivan VP of Steel Wire Solutions Bekaert Corporation
Mr. Andy Talbot Vice President / General Manager Mid-South Wire Company
Mr. Joshua Terwelp Trading Manager Tata International
Mr Jean-Paul Timmerman Global Sales Director Long Products Saarstahl USA
Mr. Pete Tollmann Vice President of Sales and Marketing Coastal Wire Company Inc.
Mr. Brian Toth Territory Manager Ivaco Rolling Mills Ltd.
Mr. Ed Treglia VP/General Manager Ulbrich Shaped Wire
Robert Tulloch Territory Manager Ivaco Rolling Mills Ltd.
Pieter van der Westhuizen SVP of Operations Liberty Steel USA
Mr Patrick Van Hecke VP Procurement Wire Rod EMEA & NAM Bekaert Corporation
Mr. Geert Voet SVP Steel Wire Solutions Bekaert Corporation
Mr. Frederick P. Waite General Counsel Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease, LLP
Mr. Ian Walsh CEO Wire-Bond
Mr. Kevin Walsh Vice President Trading Macsteel International USA Corporation
Mr. William Weber Rod Sales Field Technical Manager Liberty Steel USA
Mr. Scott Weinberg Purchasing Manager Taubensee Steel & Wire Company
Mr. H. O. Woltz III President and CEO Insteel Industries Inc.
Ms. Dana S. Wood Director of Government Relations Kelley Drye & Warren, LLP
Mr. James R. York Senior VP Insteel Industries Inc.
Ms. Kimberly Young Counsel Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease, LLP
Mr Denis Zakutaev President America Steel Trade Corporation

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