Join us as Ted Tamai discusses the experience of California Steel Industries (http://www.californiasteel.com/) during the height of the 2008 economic recession. He will share how the company protected its employees during the recession, and how this generated long-term benefits to CSI and the surrounding communities. CSI represents a compelling narrative of managing companies in the midst of significant adversity and challenge.
Toshiyuki ("Ted") Tamai has served as President and Chief Executive Officer at California Steel Industries since August 2012. Prior to assuming responsibility for this position, he served as Executive Vice President, Operations, a position he held since July 2001. He has worked at CSI since 1995, previously holding positions as Manager, Hot Strip Rolling and Finishing Operations, and General Manager, Hot Rolling and Tubular Products. He joined Kawasaki Steel Corporation in 1973, where he most recently served as Manager at the No. 2 Hot Strip Mill at Chiba Works. Prior to joining CSI, he worked as Senior Staff Engineer at AK Steel, Middletown, Ohio. Mr. Tamai graduated from Kyoto University with a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering.