The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) announced the election of three new members to its Board of Directors at its recent Annual Meeting in Miami. Robert Philip Stupp, Jr., executive vice president of Stupp Bros., Inc., St. Louis, Lawrence F. Kruth, P.E., vice president of engineering, technology and safety at Douglas Steel Fabricating Corporation, Lansing, Mich., and Mark W. Trimble, P.E., marketing manager at Huntington Steel & Supply Company, Huntington, W.Va., will immediately begin serving on the AISC Board of Directors, assisting with the organization's planning and leadership in the steel construction industry.
Stupp currently serves as executive vice president of Stupp Bros., Inc., St. Louis, and is also president of its fabrication segment and subsidiary Hammert's Iron Works, Inc. Previously, he served for three years as assistant general manager for Stupp's bridge division, Stupp Bridge Company, and before that was vice president for more than a decade when it was named Stupp Bros. Bridge & Iron Co. For the past nine years, he's served as director of the Central Fabricators Association in Chicago and is also a member of AISC's Ad Hoc Committee on Barcode Standards. His father is Robert (Bob) P. Stupp, a former AISC chairman of the board and the longest-serving board member in AISC's history. AISC's prestigious Robert P. Stupp Award for Leadership Excellence was created in 1998 in his honor in recognition of his unparalleled leadership in the steel construction industry.
Kruth is vice president of engineering, technology and safety at Douglas Steel Fabricating Corporation, Lansing, Mich., and a member of its Board of Directors. With more than 30 years of structural engineering experience, he's responsible for managing the engineering department, advancing technology in the company as well as all safety for the shop and field. Previously, he served for seven years as a project manager for the company. He serves as Chair of the AISC Safety Committee and is a member of the AISC Research Committee. He's also a member of AISC's TC6 Connection Design Specification Committee, AISC's TC13 Quality Control & Assurance Specification Committee as well as a member of the AISC Specification Committee. He's been appointed to the MIOSHA Part 26, Structural Steel Erection Advisory Committee and MIOSHA Part 10, Lifting & Digging Advisory Committee.
Trimble is marketing manager for Huntington Steel & Supply Company, Huntington, W.Va., and one of six executive team members charged with business development and client satisfaction. He's been with the company for about 20 years and started out as manager of its structural fabrication division. Previously, he owned and managed an engineering and surveying practice in Kentucky. He's a past president of both the West Virginia Steel Fabricators Association and West Virginia Society of Professional Engineers. Currently he's a member of AISC's Planning Committee for NASCC: The Steel Conference. +