The American Iron and Steel Institute announced ArcelorMittal North America CEO Mr John Brett was awarded the US steel industry’s highest honor the Gary Memorial Medal at AISI’s General Meeting in Washington DC. The citation to Mr Brett from the AISI Board of Directors reads “For his exceptional leadership, strategic thinking and commitment to advancing public policy issues critical to the future of the steel industry. For his passion, energy and drive in leading the Institute through a dynamic, challenging period with a global pandemic, and economic and national security in the forefront; and, for his dedication to amplifying our industry’s voice and our commitment to a sustainable economy with steel as the solution of choice.:Mr Brett was appointed CEO ArcelorMittal North America in January 2021. He joined the group at former Inland Steel in 1988 as an associate accountant, and progressed to become a manager specialising in financial analysis and systems in 1997. In 1998, Mr Brett took on the role of controller for Ispat Inland Steel and in 2005, he was promoted to vice president, finance and planning and controller for Mittal Steel USA. In 2012 Mr Brett was appointed executive vice president finance, planning and procurement for ArcelorMittal USA. Prior to becoming CEO ArcelorMittal North America, Mr Brett was CEO ArcelorMittal USA.Mr Brett holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and is a graduate in economics from the DePauw University.Mr Brett is a former chairman of the AISI Board of Directors and has held numerous other leadership roles on the AISI Board.