John Rowe, Secretary-General of the International Stainless Steel Forum was given the Life Time Achievement Award for service to Sassda, Columbus Stainless and the global stainless steel industry.
With more than 37 years in the local and international stainless steel industry, John Rowe has always been an active supporter of Sassda. Whilst on the Sassda Board, he firmly promoted the importance of the Sassda Stainless Steel Awards. Whilst at Columbus Stainless he was responsible for the rapid growth in sales to accommodate the 1995 CJV expansion. Through his leadership at the ISSF, the Forum now represents almost all of the world’s stainless steel producers. The ISSF continues to lead the development of new stainless steel global markets through their awards, education and marketing initiatives.