July 10, 2013
AIIS President Phelps to Retire in October
David Phelps will retire from his position as president of the Falls Church, Va.-based American Institute for International Steel on Oct. 1. Phelps has headed up the trade association for foreign steel producers for 17 years.
Phelps joined AIIS in 1996, tasked with helping the association fulfill its mission to promote free trade and economic growth through competition in steel trade, while opposing protectionist barriers. Prior to joining AIIS, Phelps worked as a customs and steel products consultant and served 15 years as an officer with the American Iron and Steel Institute.
AIIS Chairman John D. Foster praised Phelps for his absolute passion and dedication to the institute's mission. "Dave has been instrumental in promoting free and responsible trade and open markets over the past 17 years and more recently added to his responsibilities promoting critical pro-manufacturing issues such as regulatory over-reach, taxes and infrastructure initiatives for our nation’s port system."