Auto Steel Partnership
John K Catterall Executive Director Auto Steel Partnership, started the position March 13th 2017, an Automotive veteran of 38 years, previously at General Motors for the last 18 years with global responsibility for Body and Chassis technical leadership, started career at Leyland Vehicles & Austin Rover. Experience working collaboratively with the Steel Industry as a GM representative and independently on projects such as ULSAB, A/SP, AAC and with individual companies.
A/SP is a 30-year collaboration of auto companies and steel makers that leverages the intellectual and technical resources of the automotive, steel and related industries and organizations to develop pre-competitive lightweight steel solutions to meet the current and future needs of automakers. This consortium has proven to be a long-time leader in delivering mass-efficient, high-performing and cost-effective solutions for body and chassis applications as evident by numerous applications on the road today.
Formed in 1987, the Auto/Steel Partnership is a consortium of North American automotive companies and the Steel Market Development Institute's Automotive Applications Council. The Partnership leverages resources of the automotive and steel industries to pursue research, validation and education that have helped automakers enhance vehicle safety and fuel economy and improve design and manufacturing.
Through the Auto/Steel Partnership, automakers and steel companies have worked to drive improvements through projects focused on new steels, manufacturing processes and design challenges, including mass reduction with steel. Auto/Steel Partnership members include AK Steel Corporation, ArcelorMittal, FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Co., General Motors Co. and Nucor Corporation. For more information, visit