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About John Foster & Richard Brazzale, American Institute for International Steel John Foster, Chairman John D. Foster became Chairman of the American Institute for International Steel in 2010. He began his steel career with J&L Steel Corporation (now ArcelorMittal), and subsequently worked for CF&I Steel, (Evraz Rocky Mountain Steel), Ferrostaal, (later merged into Coutinho & Ferrostaal GmbH & Co., KG), and was eventually appointed CEO for C & F GmbH, focusing on the U.S. market. Foster now serves as President of Kurt…
The Annual Maritime Dinner is attended by over 700 maritime, transportation, and industry professionals and their guests to recognize individuals and companies that have exhibited outstanding leadership and support in the port region. Recent honorees have included Port Houston Commission Chairman Janiece Longoria; Patrick J. Studdert, President & CEO of Buffalo Marine Service, Inc.; ExxonMobil (accepted by Neil Chapman, President, ExxonMobil Chemical Company); and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett.