Bob Weidner is President and CEO of the Metals Service Center Institute, a $10 million
century old trade association representing producers and distributors of aluminum,
carbon and stainless steel. Having joined the association in 2001, he is a fierce
advocate for North American manufacturing and the use of industrial metals.
Under his leadership, MSCI has successfully completed a turnaround strategy, grew
its revenue from $4 million to $10 million, and transformed its membership – nearly
60% of members at year-end, 2015 weren’t members at 12/31/01. This makeover has
included a merger with the former National Association of Aluminum Distributors, and expansion membership category definitions.
MSCI has launched numerous new proprietary products and services including: an executive education program at the Olin Business
School at Washington University in St. Louis, several quantitative and analytical tools, and a partnership with the National Safety
Council. MSCI is an active member of several Coalitions advocating on behalf of manufacturing and free enterprise. Working with
its 30 chapters, MSCI engages in grass roots advocacy and has a joint scholarship program which has granted nearly $5 million to
nearly 2,500 children of member company families.