David S. Holbrook
AIME Benjamin F. Fairless Award* in 1976
David S. Holbrook has been president of the Algoma Steel Corporation in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada since 1956 and since 1962 is also chairman of the board. Prior to his joining the Algoma Steel Corporation in 1944, Mr. Holbrook held various engineering and operating positions with the United States Steel Corporation including the position of assistant chief engineer in charge of the Defense Plant Corporation Project at the Homestead, Pennsylvania Works.
He attended Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and was graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1932 with a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering.
Mr. Holbrook, a Canadian citizen since 1953, is a professional engineer in Ontario and Pennsylvania. He holds directorships in the American Iron and Steel Institute and the International Iron and Steel Institute.
Mr. Holbrook has received several awards among which are: the American Iron and Steel Institute Medal in 1958 for his paper, "The Growing Canadian Steel Industry", and the International Nickle Platinum Medal for Distinguished Service to the Canadian Mineral Industry in 1967.