William P. Barker

For his successful collaborative efforts while serving as chairman of AIME’s Overarching Programs, focusing on electronic publishing, and for his leadership during the formation of AIST, a member organization of AIME. He was chairman of the ISS Transition Team, which designed the process for creating and planning ISSTech 2003, as well as the Steelmaking Division of the Iron & Steel Society. He is also recognized for his career in steelmaking operations with National Steel and ultimately United States Steel Corporation.

AIME Honorary Membership in 2014

William P. Barker earned his B.S. degree in metallurgy and materials science from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa., in 1973 and began working at National Steel Corp., Great Lakes Div. that same year. During his career at National Steel, Bill progressed through positions in quality assurance, steelmaking operations technology, research and hot rolling operations. His last assignment at Great Lakes was Area Manager of hot mill slab yards, reheat furnaces and finishing for U. S. Steel upon its purchase of National Steel’s assets. Currently, Bill is the Operations Manager of Laser Welding & Distribution at Procoil Company, a subsidiary of US Steel.  He served as the President of the Iron & Steel Society in 2003 and has served as Chairman of the ISS Steelmaking Div. and the ISS Publications Committee. He was Chairman of the ISS Transition Team, which designed the process for creating and planning ISSTech 2003. Barker also worked as a project engineer in the AIME’s Transformation Project and served as Chairman of AIME’s Overarching Programs, focusing on electronic publishing. With the consolidation of the Iron and Steel Society and the Association of Iron and Steel Engineers, Bill became the inaugural President of the Association for Iron and Steel Technology. In addition to serving on the Executive Board and Board of Directors of the AIST, he serves as the Finance Chairman and Board member of,the Graystone International Jazz Museum in Detroit, and the Secretary of his community’s School Board.