Dale E. Heinz

AIME J.E. Johnson, Jr. Award in 1992

Dale E. Heinz joined LTV Steel in 1974 after graduating from Bowling Green State University with a degree in Education. He advanced to his present position of General SupervisorFurnace Operations in the Iron Producing Department of LTV Steel's Cleveland, OH, Works after holding a number of supervisory positions in the department. As General Supervisor he has managed one of the most productive blast furnace plants in North America. He was instrumental in developing the teamwork needed to allow the Cleveland No. 6 furnace to establish a weekly productivity in excess of 9 tons per 100 cubic feet of working volume and a monthly mark of 8.53 tons per 100 cubic feet. This mark was accomplished through an unprecedented high natural gas injection (220 lbs./nt). high oxygen injection (10 percent) operation on a single taphole furnace: this operation involved all facets of blast furnace operation, from charging techniques to cast-house practices. He is currently studying for his Master's of Business Administration at Baldwin-Wallace College.