David T Blazevic

David T Blazevic, Senior Consultant and Past President

Since graduating from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering, David has worked for U.S. Steel, Youngstown Sheet & Tube, J & L Steel, Columbia Tool Steel and Hot Rolling Consultants. He has visited and worked on over 110 hot rolling mills. He spent 18 years in 6 different hot rolling mills as a superintendent, 4 years as a rolling mill engineer, 8 years as an industrial engineer (4 years on hot rolling mills). Over the past 28 years, David has consulted on over 110 hot strip, plate and bar mills, a number of cold mills, and worked with 8 different rolling mill manufacturers. He has published numerous technical papers and books, received five patents, and is a frequent presenter to ISS and AISE (now AIST) at national conferences and at many International Rolling Mill conferences.

TECHNICAL

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering – University of Minnesota – 1951
Technical and management training courses by US Steel and Youngstown Sheet & Tube.

ROLLING MILLS

Superintendent 18 years – 6 hot rolling mills
Rolling Mill Engineer 4 years – hot rolling mills
Industrial Engineer 8 years – 4 years on hot rolling mills
Hot Rolling Mills – Worked or observed over 110 hot strip, plate and other rolling mills

HOT ROLLING CONSULTANTS, LTD (1982 to Present)

Senior Consultant – 2009 to present
President – 1982 – 2008

COLUMBIA TOOL STEEL COMPANY (1979-82)

Manager Operations – Melting, Forging, Casting & Rolling Tool Steel

YOUNGSTOWN SHEET & TUBE (now ISG) INDIANA HARBOR (1973-79)

Superintendent – Maintenance Engineering
Superintendent Hot Strip Mill – Operations & Maintenance
Asst. Superintendent Hot Strip Mill – Operations

U.S. STEEL – FAIRLESS WORKS (1951-72)

Superintendent Hot Strip Mill – Operations & Maintenance
Superintendent Slab Mill – Operations & Maintenance
Superintendent Bar Mill – Operations & Maintenance
Superintendent Blooming & Billet Mills – Operations
Asst. Superintendent Hot Strip and Slab Mills – Operations
General Foreman Hot Strip Mill – Operations
Rolling Mill Engineer – Slab, Strip, Blooming, Billet and Bar Mills
General Supervisor Industrial Engineering – Hot Rolling Mills
Industrial Engineer – Cold Mills, Blast Furnace, Open Hearth and Hot Rolling Mills

PROFESSIONAL

Member – Association of Iron & Steel Engineers – 45 years
Member – Institute of Roll Design – 6 years
Member – Rolling Mill Committee – American Iron & Steel Institute – 3 years
Member – Iron & Steel Society – 4 years
Member – International Hydraulic Descaling Conference Committee – 4 years.

PATENTS

Hot Strip Mill Coiling Guiding System USA No. 4,643,013
Control of Scale Growth at F1 Mill Entry USA No. 4,796,450
Apparatus for F1 Entry – Scale Growth Control USA No. 5,001,915
Method for Controlling Scale Growth in Finishing Mill USA No. 5,235,840
High Tension Gage and Width Control USA No. 4,909,055

LANGUAGES

English
Spanish (75% fluent)
Portuguese (25% fluent)