Moderators and hosts:
Bob Weidner, III, serves as president and CEO of the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) and is the current Chairman of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors' Association Executives Council (AEC) and a member of the NAW Board of Directors. He is also a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Association Committee of 100. In addition, Bob is a member and 2nd Vice Chair of the Council of Manufacturing Executives of the National Association of Manufacturers.
Joseph F. Teich is the president of MSCI's Wisconsin Chapter and has served as president of Wisconsin Steel & Tube Corporation, a metal service center located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, since 2009.
Dan Ariens, is president & CEO of Ariens Company, an outdor equipment manufacturer started by his great grandfather and grandfather in 1932. Dan is the fourth generation of Ariens to work for the privately-held family business. Ariens joined the company in 1983 and became president and CEO in 1998. He has served two terms as board chairman of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute.
Ladd Hall has been executive vice president of Nucor since Sept. 2007 and was vice president and general manager of Nucor Steel Berkeley County, South Carolina, from 2000 to 2007; vice president and general manager of Nucor Steel Darlington, South Carolina, from 1998 to 2000; vice president of Vulcraft, Brigham City, Utah from 1994 to 1998 and general manager there from 1993 to 1994.
William M. Hickey is the president of Chicago, Illinois-based Lapham-Hickey Steel Corp., a metals service center co-founded by his grandfather in 1926. Hickey has worked in the metals service center industry for more than 35 years. He earned a bachelor of arts in economics from Loyola University in New Orleans.
William J. Ring is president and CEO of Dalco Metals, Inc. and has been with the company for 21 years. He is a currently a member of the MSCI National Board of Directors and a past president of the MSCI Wisconsin Chapter. Ring earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Marquette University and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin.
Tim Sullivan, former president and CEO of Bucyrus International, Inc., is a special consultant for business and work force development for the state of Wisconsin. Sullivan is credited with transforming the Bucyrus from a cash-poor company to a world-class leader in the mining equipment industry.
All republican and democrat federal candidates have been invited to participate.