The Board and team at the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction, together with local and international members and colleagues, mourns the loss of the SAISC’s CEO Mr Paolo Trinchero, who passed away on 21 August, at the age of 53, after a brave battle with cancer. Mr Paolo was the CEO of SAISC for the past 9 years, since 2013. Mr Paolo was involved in the steel industry for some 30 years, having graduated with a BSc in Civil Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1990. Following this, Mr Paolo completed his master’s degree in 1993, where he was introduced to the workings of the SAISC through the Steel Design Code Committee. After spending some additional time as a lecturer at Wits, Mr Paolo joined the SAISC in 1998 as a Consulting Development Engineer and Technology Director. To gain some commercial experience, he then joined Macsteel Trading as an Engineering Manager in 2003 to start its cellular beam division, and ultimately became Group Business Development and Technical Director at Macsteel Corporate Services. Throughout his 11 years at Macsteel, Mr Paolo never lost touch with the SAISC and in 2013, he returned to the Institute as its CEO.