NASA’s annual meeting sets course for future

Above (left to right): Miles Donavan; Rich Merlo, JDM Steel; Lonnie Terry; Mike Wagner, NASA

May 18, 2017 - In May, the North American Steel Alliance (NASA) marked its 20th anniversary while celebrating the recent retirement of Lonnie Terry and Miles Donovan after 20 years of service to the co-op. They had served as NASA president and vice president, respectively. 

The Annual Meeting, attended by nearly 450 members, suppliers, and their guests, served as the launch pad for the future strategic direction for the co-op. In his comments to the NASA community, the new NASA president, Mike Wagner, identified three important areas for the co-op moving forward: communications, supplier partnerships, and information gathering. 

Wagner also expressed gratitude to Terry and Donovan for their contributions to the co-op and the industry as a whole, saying, “We thank Lonnie and Miles for 20 incredible years at NASA. We are all better companies and better people through their enlightened vision, tireless dedication, principled integrity, and lasting friendships.”

By the Numbers, a 20-year snapshot of NASA: 

66,682,812,000 = pounds of steel purchased since inception by member companies

120 = number of current service center members

432 = locations collectively represented by member companies

10 = people who have served as Chairman of the Board since inception

3 = number of years the transition/search committee as been planning for change in leadership

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