Hjalmar W. Johnson (AIST)
AIME J.E. Johnson, Jr. Award in 1933
Hjalmar W. Johnson began his career in steel in 1915, after graduation from High School, working in the blast furnace department of Illinois Steel Co. at Joliet, which was a part of the United States Steel Corporation. He left to attend the University of Illinois, receiving a B.S. degree in Engineering in 1922. Following this, he joined South Works, Illinois Steel Co., attaining the level of general foreman of three blast furnaces.
On November 15, 1929, he joined Inland Steel Co. as assistant superintendent of blast furnaces. Less than a year later, he was made superintendent of blast furnaces.
Mr. Johnson is a former Director of AIME of which he has been a Member since 1922. He is also a member of the American Iron and Steel Institute, a director of the Indiana State Chamber of Commerce, Friends of the Land, and Vice-President of Western Society of Engineers.
Hjalmar Johnson is considered one of the country's leading authorities on blast furnace technique and is the author of numerous technical papers on the steel industry.