Leonard G. Nelson
Leonard G. Nelson is General Manager, Direct Hot Charge Complex at the Cleveland Works of LTV Steel Co. He joined Republic Steel Corp. in 1959 as a technical trainee; in 1984 with the merger of Jones and Laughlin and Republic Steel he was named general superintendent, Cleveland Works and was responsible for the plant's primary operations. Mr. Nelson has had more than thirty years experience in open hearth, BOF, primary operations and melt, cast and rolling operations.
He earned his BS in biology and chemistry from Muskingum College and is a graduate of Republic Steel's Advanced Management Program at the University of Michigan. Mr. Nelson is a lifetime member and Distinguished Member of the Iron & Steel Society; he was President of the Society in 1988; and was an AIME Board Member in 1989. He is also a member of the Association of Iron and Steel Engineers and the American Iron and Steel Institute's sub-committee on steelmaking. Since 1990 he has been Vice President of the ISS Foundation and was an ad hoc member of the Advanced Technology Committee, Human Resource Group.