AISC

Robert P. Stupp Award for Leadership Excellence

The Robert P. Stupp Award for Leadership Excellence is given in special recognition to individuals who have provided unparalleled leadership in the steel construction industry. This prestigious award honors those who, through their leadership, have had an outstanding impact on advancing the use of structural steel in the construction industry. 

Guidelines 

The selection panel will consider the individual's:

  • outstanding impact on the advancement of the use of structural steel;
  • service to the steel construction industry;
  • recognition by other steel industry groups;
  • respect and recognition by his/her peers within the steel construction industry;
  • acknowledgement as having reached the pinnacle of success within the steel construction industry; and
  • demonstrated innovation and originality in providing leadership to the steel construction industry.
  • Please note: Nominees must be living at the time they are nominated.

Also, because of the prestigious nature of this award, it is expected that this award will not be presented annually; rather, it will only be awarded when the selection panel believes that an individual has demonstrated leadership head-and-shoulders above others within the steel construction industry.

How to Enter

To nominate a candidate for the Robert P. Stupp Leadership Award, please email Roger Ferch, AISC's president. Please include the nominee's name and affiliation and a detailed description of the nominee's achievements.

Past Winners 

2016
Duane K. Miller, Sc.D, The Lincoln Electric Company, Ohio

2012
Daniel R. DiMicco, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nucor Corporation, Charlotte, N.C.

2009
Robert E. Owen, Chairman & CEO, Paxton & Vierling Steel Company, Carter Lake, IA; Missouri Valley Steel Company, Sioux City, IA; Lincoln Structural Solutions, Lincoln, NE; Owen Industries

Terry Peshia, Chairman & CEO, Garbe Iron Works, Inc., Aurora, IL

2005
H. Louis Gurthet, President, American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc., Chicago, IL

2002
Robert D. Freeland, Chairman, Havens Steel Company, Kansas City, MO

1999
F. Kenneth Iverson, Chairman, Nucor Corporation, Charlotte, NC

1998
Robert P. Stupp, Stupp Bros. Bridge & Iron Co., St. Louis, MO