Tom led the Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) as its President for 15 years until his retirement in 2014. During his tenure at the SMA, Tom represented the interests of companies in the US EAF mini-mill industry on matters related to trade, the environment, operations, raw materials, power, antitrust, labor and safety. Prior to joining the SMA, Danjczek was General Manager of Wheeling-Pittsburgh’s integrated steel mills and President of one of its subsidiaries. Earlier in his career, he served as a Superintendent at Kaiser Steel and as an Engineer at Bethlehem Steel. He participated for 16 years as a member on the US Department of Commerce Industry Sector Advisory Committee, having been elected Acting Chairman and Vice Chairman for many years. Danjczek served for 5 years on the Boards of Directors of formerly Nasdaq-listed Globe Specialty Metals, formerly NYSE-listed GrafTech International, Mineral Services, Trinity Health System and he currently serves on the Board of Directors of both Walker Magnetics and Byer Steel. Tom considers his retirement date from the SMA to be the end of 2015. Tom left Walker, Byer and Bognar Boards in 2017.
Tom earned a Master’s degree in industrial management from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management, a Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical engineering from Villanova University, and he participated in the University of Michigan’s Manufacturing Executive Program. Mr. Danjczek twice received the prestigious AMM Advocate/Ambassador of the Year Award as well as Villanova University’s Engineering Merit Award, ASME Outstanding Achievement Award, Jefferson Technical College Partnership Award and was named by the US Department of Energy Industries of the Future as a Hall of Fame Recipient.
Tom has been married for 43 years and has three children and three grandchildren.