Andrew Handa, operating process manager, ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor, is the recipient of the 2019 Indiana Manufacturing Excellence Award in the category: Emerging Leader. He received the award at the Indiana Manufacturers Hall of Fame Luncheon, held in Indianapolis.
The Emerging Leader Award recognizes and honors a new manufacturing leader. It recognizes exceptional contributions to the industry and the potential for future accomplishments within Indiana manufacturing. The award also signifies distinguished service to professional organizations, as well as the pursuit of continued professional development and participation in community and civic affairs.
“I come from a family of engineers,” said Andrew. “I’ve always been interested in how things work. And I’m lucky to work for ArcelorMittal and learn from my coworkers regularly.”
Andrew works in East Finishing and is very proud of his work on the 3CAL shape improvement upgrade project.
“Being involved in the project from defining the problem through implementation and commissioning has been a great learning experience and seeing the results has been exciting.”
Tony Pacilio, hot rolling and finishing senior division manager, attended the awards ceremony and said, “Andrew has developed both as a leader and technical asset for ArcelorMittal. He leads a team of technical engineers to resolve a broad breadth of issues related to operational practices, equipment improvements and product development. He provides thoughtful, innovative contributions and is an inspiration to his team.”
Andrew is a member of the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) and actively involved in ArcelorMittal’s recruitment initiatives at his alma mater, Ohio State University. He loves to travel, having been to more than thirty countries on five continents.