The American Iron and Steel Institute announced on June 2 the selection of Dan Snyder as its new vice president of construction program. He is responsible for leadership of AISI’s construction programs, including commercial buildings, codes and standards, and transportation/infrastructure. Snyder was formerly senior director of business development at AISI. He succeeds Robert J. Wills, P.E., who recently retired after nearly 33 years of service with the Institute.

“During his AISI career, Dan Snyder has utilized his many years of expertise in steel construction to successfully launch and grow several of our construction initiatives,” said AISI President and CEO Kevin Dempsey. “With his focus on innovation and market growth, we look forward to the continued success and dynamism of the AISI construction program. We thank Robert Wills for his many contributions to our industry. He has left a strong legacy and impact on the steel construction market, and we wish him all the best in retirement.”

Snyder has served in AISI’s construction program for 25 years. He helped to establish the Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance in 2007, growing membership to over 100 organizations and increasing market share for steel bridges with spans under 140 feet. He led the marketing initiative BuildSteel, which successfully raised industry awareness of the benefits of cold-formed steel framing. Snyder also led AISI’s strategic planning and program implementation directives for metal roofing, metal wall panels and steel utility poles.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University.