Emmenegger, New President of STI, Challenges Members to Develop Ideas That Add To Industry's Value and Profitability

Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Steel Tube Institute of North America

    MENTOR, Ohio, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Chuck Emmenegger, newly elected
 President of the Steel Tube Institute of North America (STI), challenged
 members to find ways to add new value and increase the industry's
 profitability in his opening remarks at the Institute's recent Annual Meeting
 at the Westin LaPaloma in Tucson, Arizona.
     Mr. Emmenegger, President of Excaliber Holding Corporation, officially
 begins his two-year term as STI President on May 1.  Also elected to help lead
 the organization as Vice President for the next two years was Mark Magno, Vice
 President-Marketing of Wheatland Tube Corporation.
     Another part of the leadership group, committee chairs for the coming
 year, were also acknowledged.  They include Jack Meyer, Bull Moose Tube Co.,
 HSS Committee; Ed Vore, LTV Copperweld, DOM Committee; Bill Perrine, Sharon
 Tube Co., Standard Pipe Committee; Tom Henke, Felker Brothers Corp., and Joe
 Avento, Bristol Metals, Stainless Committee; and Dr. Jack Gruber,
 Manufacturing/Technical Committee.  Two Associate members, Pat G. Tatom of WCI
 and Gary Doyon of Thermatool, will head the Supplier Relations Committee.
     In his acceptance speech, Mr. Emmenegger likened the industry's recent
 performance to a roller coaster ride that's going ever-faster and making
 ever-steeper rises and falls.  He noted that the STI's Strategic Planning
 Study, completed a little more than a year ago, had identified trends that
 would impact the industry in the coming years.  "And they're happening right
 now!" he said.
     "The information age has accelerated the pace of business and decision
 making," he added.  "Today if you don't have accurate data, and have it
 quickly, you're going to be left behind.  Success, more than ever, depends on
 making the right decisions at the right time."
     Pointing to the meeting's feature discussion on "Enhancing Industry
 Profitability," he challenged members to develop new ideas that add measurable
 value to the steel tubing industry and, at the same time, help the industry's
 profitability.
     Mr. Emmenegger also noted the value of being a participating, contributing
 member of the STI.  "Being active, working with your peers, enables you to be
 on the inside.  You're better able to anticipate the twists and turns and
 loops" of today's roller coaster economy.
     "By being an active member you can take advantage of a tremendous resource
 -- the benefits, information and opportunities the Institute provides."
 The full text of Mr. Emmenegger's remarks is available on the STI web site,
 www.steeltubeinstitute.org.
 
     The Steel Tube Institute was founded in 1930.  Its mission is to promote
 the growth and profitability of the steel tubing industry in North America by
 increasing sales opportunities for its members, assisting these companies in
 creating a competitive advantage versus other materials, and providing a forum
 for discussion of issues impacting the industry.  The association is
 headquartered in Mentor, Ohio.
 
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    MENTOR, Ohio, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Chuck Emmenegger, newly elected
 President of the Steel Tube Institute of North America (STI), challenged
 members to find ways to add new value and increase the industry's
 profitability in his opening remarks at the Institute's recent Annual Meeting
 at the Westin LaPaloma in Tucson, Arizona.
     Mr. Emmenegger, President of Excaliber Holding Corporation, officially
 begins his two-year term as STI President on May 1.  Also elected to help lead
 the organization as Vice President for the next two years was Mark Magno, Vice
 President-Marketing of Wheatland Tube Corporation.
     Another part of the leadership group, committee chairs for the coming
 year, were also acknowledged.  They include Jack Meyer, Bull Moose Tube Co.,
 HSS Committee; Ed Vore, LTV Copperweld, DOM Committee; Bill Perrine, Sharon
 Tube Co., Standard Pipe Committee; Tom Henke, Felker Brothers Corp., and Joe
 Avento, Bristol Metals, Stainless Committee; and Dr. Jack Gruber,
 Manufacturing/Technical Committee.  Two Associate members, Pat G. Tatom of WCI
 and Gary Doyon of Thermatool, will head the Supplier Relations Committee.
     In his acceptance speech, Mr. Emmenegger likened the industry's recent
 performance to a roller coaster ride that's going ever-faster and making
 ever-steeper rises and falls.  He noted that the STI's Strategic Planning
 Study, completed a little more than a year ago, had identified trends that
 would impact the industry in the coming years.  "And they're happening right
 now!" he said.
     "The information age has accelerated the pace of business and decision
 making," he added.  "Today if you don't have accurate data, and have it
 quickly, you're going to be left behind.  Success, more than ever, depends on
 making the right decisions at the right time."
     Pointing to the meeting's feature discussion on "Enhancing Industry
 Profitability," he challenged members to develop new ideas that add measurable
 value to the steel tubing industry and, at the same time, help the industry's
 profitability.
     Mr. Emmenegger also noted the value of being a participating, contributing
 member of the STI.  "Being active, working with your peers, enables you to be
 on the inside.  You're better able to anticipate the twists and turns and
 loops" of today's roller coaster economy.
     "By being an active member you can take advantage of a tremendous resource
 -- the benefits, information and opportunities the Institute provides."
 The full text of Mr. Emmenegger's remarks is available on the STI web site,
 www.steeltubeinstitute.org.
 
     The Steel Tube Institute was founded in 1930.  Its mission is to promote
 the growth and profitability of the steel tubing industry in North America by
 increasing sales opportunities for its members, assisting these companies in
 creating a competitive advantage versus other materials, and providing a forum
 for discussion of issues impacting the industry.  The association is
 headquartered in Mentor, Ohio.
 
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