Eastern States
Blast Furnace and
Coke Oven Association

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Who We Are

The Association was organized July 22, 1921 and is a not-for-profit Corporation. The purpose of the organization is to promote good fellowship among its members and to provide a means for the presentation of papers, and open discussion of innovations, and challenges pertaining to the Blast Furnace and Coke Oven Industries.

Membership in the organization shall include individuals actively engaged in management, operation, construction, production, engineering, research, or sales of products and by-products of Blast Furnace and Coke Plants, and to executives affiliated with Company operating the same, as well as individuals actively engaged in the distribution of essential materials, services, and equipment used in the day to day operations of the Blast Furnace and Coke Ovens.


Chris Rabold
U.S. Steel - Great Lakes Works
#1 Quality Dr. - Attn ZIMO
Ecorse, MI 48229
Ph: (412) 523-6261

Vice President


David Stowe
ArcelorMittal - Warren
2234 Main Ave. SW
Warren, OH 44481
Ph: (330)-360-6110

Secretary | Treasurer

James Bobek
ArcelorMittal - Indiana Harbor
3120 Watling St. X2-975
East Chicago, IN 46312
Ph: (219)399-6285

Past President

Matthew DeLibero
U.S. Steel - Irvin Works
400 State St. - M.S. 4C
West Mifflin, PA 15122
Ph: (412)675-2588

Board of Directors

Marion (Mike) Krchmar
ESS Coke Battery, LLC
1400 Zug Island Rd.
Detroit, MI 48209
Ph: (630) 824-1931

Greg Yanief
U.S. Steel
Penn Liberty Plaza I
1350 Penn Ave., Suite 200
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Mark Roberge
ArcelorMittal - Dofasco
1330 Burlington St. E

Ontario, Canada L8N 3J5


Peter Hamerlinck
ArcelorMittal - Dofasco

1330 Burlington St. E

Ontario, Canada L8N 3J5

(905)380- 2707

Matthew Hall
Stelco - Operations

2330 Regional Rd 3

Ontario, Canada N0A 1L0


Chris Caplick
ArcelorMittal - Cleveland
3060 Eggers Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44105
Ph: (216) 429-7532

Brian Crawford
U.S. Steel - Clariton Works
400 State. - M.S. 4C
Clairton, PA 15025
Ph: (412) 233-1603

Arrangements Committee

Skip Slaven
Falcon Foundry Company
96 Sixth St.
Lowellville, OH 44436-0301
Ph: (330) 536-6221 Ext. 107

Doug Behling
302 Mount Royal Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15223
Ph: (412)487-9545

Paul Dellemonache
Southpointe Industrial Park
150 Technology Dr.
Canonsburg, PA 15317
Ph: (724 )873-4742

Gregory Emish
300 Mt. Lebanon Blvd.
Suite 2233
Pittsburgh, PA 15234
Ph: (412)306-0199 Ext. 13

Harold Lewis
11750 Shady Ave.
Conneaut Lake, PA 16316
Ph: (814) 724-9858

Henry Kalkbrenner
13961 Devereaux Ct.
North Huntington, PA 15642
Ph: (412) 751-5986

Dennis Zdrale
918 Stat Rte. 130
Trafford, PA 15085
Ph: (412) 744-2867

Membership Committee

Harry Williams
1719 Scenery Dr
Elizabeth, PA 15037
Ph: (412) 384-7818


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