2023 Annual Meeting

   NEW:  Click here for the meeting schedule.                       
    Click here to make hotel reservations. Please note: the hotel is now at capacity for Friday Feb 24 and Sat Feb 25. Rooms ARE available Sunday through Wednesday. 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 and paid attendees as of 01/30/2023.

Attendee Name Title  Company
Mr. Vern Abel President Krueger Steel & Wire
Axel Ampolini EVP Liberty Steel USA Liberty Steel USA
Mr. Brad Andrews Market Manager Wire Mechanical Condat Corporation
Mr. Joe Ankley President Emerald Steel Processing, LLC
Murat Askin CEO StaalX LLC
Mr. Chad Baker National Purchasing Manager Merchants Metals LLC
Mr. Greg Barbour Vice President, Sales Beta Steel Group
Mr. Jordi Barrenechea CEO WMC
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
Mr. Pete W. Bowen Regional Sales Manager Optimus Steel LLC
Ryan Brady Trader Steel Hub Americas, LLC
Ms. Amy Braune Regional Sales Manager EVRAZ North America
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. Jon Cornelius EVP/General Manager-PC Strand Sumiden Wire Products Corporation
Mr. Thilo Dappers President Saarstahl USA
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, Global Commodities WireCo WorldGroup
Mr. Scott Dillaha Director, Wire Rod Sales ArcelorMittal Long Products
Mr. Tim Dillon Sr. VP Sales and Marketing Liberty Steel USA
Dan Dixon VP, Procurement HSM Solutions
Mr. Clifford E. Donahue Raw Material Purchaser Oklahoma Steel & Wire Company, Inc.
Mr. Tom Duff President & CEO Mount Joy Wire Corporation
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
Mr. Sebastian Frey VP Long Products Tata International
Mr. Shawn Gill CEO Stemcor USA Inc.
Mr. Mark Hall Sales Manager NA Schlatter Inc.
Mr. Sokol Haxhiaj Managing Director of Schlatter Italy Schlatter Inc.
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
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 Vice President M&B Metal Products Company
Mr. Milton M. Magnus III President M&B Metal Products Company
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 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.
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 Regional Sales Manager EVRAZ North America
Mr. Michael O'Malley District Sales Manager Nucor
Ms. Heather E Outhuse Director of Meetings & Membership American Wire Producers Association
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. 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 LMP Inc.
Mr. Mitchell Presser National Sales Manager USA G3 Steel Group, LLC
Mr. Kenneth J. Rampolla Eastern Regional Sales Manager Charter Steel
Mr. Lou Richards Vice President Oklahoma Steel & Wire Company, Inc.
Mr. Richard D. Sarver President Paramount Die
Mr. Alan Schrofer Regional Sales Representative Optimus Steel LLC
Mr. Eric Schuenemeyer SHEQ Manager Tokusen USA, Inc.
Mr. Nick Schultz Commercial Director - Engineered Bar Nucor
Mr. David Scribner Purchasing King Steel Corporation
Mr. Jeff Slater General Manager Fort Wayne Metals Research Products Corporation
Mr. Jan Sorige President Enkotec Company Inc.
Mr. Andre Stephan Materials Manager WireTech, Inc.
Mr. Andy Talbot Vice President / General Manager Mid-South Wire Company
Mr. Joshua Terwelp Trading Manager Tata International
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.
Cade Twitty Workstream
pieter van der westhuizen SVP of Operations Liberty Steel USA
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.
Mr. James R. York Senior VP Insteel Industries Inc.

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