Fall Meeting

Join us in Phoenix, AZ at
The Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort


A room block is secured with the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort. We’ll be using a rooming list so please do not call the hotel to reserve your space.  Please provide us with the details (in the registration form) or you may contact Stephanie Fontaine (sfontaine@steeltubeinstitute.org) by September 25, if you have not already reserved your hotel room.


Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Executive Committee Agenda
Phoenix 2

10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Joseph Anderson
Welcome & Anti-Trust Review | Minutes from Fall Meeting | Financial Review | Membership | Committee Reviews | General Meeting Review

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Lunch in Phoenix 1

STI General Meeting Agenda
Phoenix 2

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Lunch in Phoenix 1

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Joseph Anderson
Welcome & STI Business Meeting | Anti-Trust | First-time Attendees | Minutes & Financial Review | Committee Updates

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Peter Wright, President, Steel Market Analysis, Inc.
Steel Industry Outlook 2019-2020

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm: Break

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm: Josh Suter, Vice President, HW Fabricators
New Member Presentation

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Talmage Wagstaff, Co-Founder CEO, REDLIST
New Provider Presentation

5:00 pm: Adjourn

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Reception, dinner at Cochise

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm: Corinne Hancock, Thriving in Chaos

Thursday, October 24, 2019

HSS Committee Agenda
Phoenix 2

7:00 am – 8:00 am: Breakfast in Phoenix 1

8:00 am – 9:00 am: Eric Karlovic, CEO, HLK
Marketing Strategies 2020

9:00 am – 10:00 am: Joseph Anderson | Kim Olson, Technical Advisor, STI
Marketing Review

10:00 am – 10:15 am: Break

10:15 am – 11:00 am: Mark Holland, PVS | Kim Olson
ASTM A1085

11:00 am – 12:00 am: Joseph Anderson
Research Projects Update

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Lunch in Phoenix 1

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Budget Review & Assessments

4:00 pm:  Adjourn


Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort

An all-suite, all-fun resort, Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort, is conveniently located near downtown Phoenix and Scottsdale. Check out the Hole-in-the-Wall River Ranch, complete with four acres of pools, lazy river, waterslide, miniature golf and four tennis courts. Relax in the Tocasierra Spa & Salon, or get a workout in the fitness center. You’ll find plenty of space to feel right at home.


Corinne Hancock

Corinne Hancock, Thriving in Chaos. Corinne Hancock has spent her career as an international aid worker; she was on the front lines building teams in high pressure, stressful situations around the globe as the Director of Clinics and Training Programs for Project C.U.R.E. She brought together multi- generational, multi-cultural teams to train leaders, open clinics and deliver medical care in some of the most remote locations on the planet.

Corinne is a disruptor who inspires action; she is an agent for change by transforming the foreign aid and dependency model into a model of personal responsibility and independence. She is the Founder of The Curiosity Project, a nonprofit organization that drives social impact by providing health and entrepreneurial opportunities in countries where people have limited access to resources. She pushes the boundaries of perception, gender and race, inspiring others to do the same, no matter their situation.

Corinne is a certified leadership coach and has worked with a wide range of companies ranging from 5-5,000 employees. She has also worked on numerous contacts with the Department of State and Department of Defense, helping develop the next generation of African Leaders and improve health care systems in some of the most underserved, war torn parts of our world.

Corinne is also a mother of two teenage boys and hobby farmer. She knows the pressure and exhaustion of keeping it all moving forward and meeting and exceeding personal and professional obligations. Her career has her traveling the globe while juggling her family, she puts her Chaos Model to the test daily.

Talmage Wagstaff

Talmage Wagstaff, Co-Founder and CEO of REDLIST. Former Engineer with ExxonMobile Lubricants. Former COO of Wagstaff Crane. Master’s Degree in Engineering.




Peter Wright

Peter Wright, President, Steel Market Analysis, Inc. Peter Wright is a graduate in Metallurgical Engineering from the Manchester University (UK) Institute of Science and Technology. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Materials, a Fellow of the Institute of Materials (UK) and a Chartered Engineer UK. Peter has spent 57 years in the steel industry with experience in quality engineering, metallurgy, product development, sales, marketing, operations management and corporate management. Positions held have included; Chief Metallurgist of the British Steel Corporation wire and wire products group, Metallurgical Manager of Sheerness Steel, Quality Control Superintendent of Chaparral Steel, Vice President of the Bar Products Business Unit of Chaparral Steel, Marketing Director of Gerdau North America. He was the first ever non forger to chair the Forging Industry Association technical committee. He was a board member and trustee of the Forging Industry Education and Research Foundation for eleven years and its president for three years. He was a member of the American Iron and Steel Industry marketing committee for ten years and its chairman for three years. In 2007 he received the American Institute of Steel Construction special achievement award for, “Analysis of the structural steel industry that has aided the development of metric-based marketing statistics.” Outside of the steel industry, he was a Dale Carnegie instructor in human relations and public speaking for five years and a crisis hot line counselor with Contact Dallas for nineteen years. In September 2010 he retired and started his own company, Steel Market Analysis Inc which currently performs contract market analysis services.

Mark Holland

Mark Holland,P.E. Chief Engineer at Paxton & Vierling Steel Co. Mark is the Chief Engineer for Paxton & Vierling Steel Co. in Omaha Nebraska. Mark is an active member of the AISC Committee on Specifications, Chairman of the Committee on Stainless Structures, and Chairman of the AISC Manual Committee. Mark is a registered professional engineer in nine (9) states. From 1986 to 2013 Mark was responsible for connection design, material procurement, detailing, shop schedule, project management, and change order management. From 2013 to present Mark has been mentoring the new generation of steel fabricators. Mark is a regular speaker at the NASCC as well as several other industry events on subjects related to fabricated structural steel and connection design.

Josh Suter, Vice President and co-owner of H.W. Metal Products, Inc. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, he never strayed far from home. After attending college at the University of Oregon, Josh went to work in the family business.

Throughout high school and college, Josh had earned extra money doing odd jobs around H.W. Metals, from painting the bathrooms to cutting dunnage, but this would be his first real exposure with both the steel industry and a “grownup” job. Understanding there was a lot to learn, Josh began his career working as a material handler in Shipping and Receiving. This gave him a great overview to the company, and the various products H.W. Metals fabricates for its customers. After working in Shipping for around a year, Josh began working on various pieces of equipment, as plasma helper to press brake helper. While never learning to run the equipment itself, a strong understanding of what it takes to process the materials was gained. After another six months of learning the processing side of things, it was time to hang up the coveralls.

Josh began his career in the office at the inside sales desk, working with customers and managing their orders through the shop. During this time, Josh began to learn the ins and outs of running a business. Learning from his dad and business partners, Howard and Brian Wolfe, Josh began to understand the skills required to run a successful company. After several years, Josh moved into outside sales and began dealing with the customers on a more personal level. Today, Josh’s focus remains on the sales and marketing side but owning a mid-sized company means wearing many hats. As Jack (Josh’s father) and Howard (Brian’s father) have taken a step back, the day to day responsibilities have fallen to both Josh in Sales and Marketing and Brian in Operations and Personnel. Together they will continue to push H.W. Metals forward.

In his free time, Josh enjoys spending time with his wife, teenage daughter, and two dogs. When not with his family, you can often find Josh enjoying his time at one of the several great aquarium shops in the Portland area, talking fish and coral with anybody who will listen. Recently Josh has become involved working with Portland Community College to help promote the trade industries in higher education, as well as lobbying state government for funding for these programs.

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