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      • Jim Wood Retirement


        Jim Wood                                   Scott Lammers

Jim Wood, Executive Director of the Ductile Iron Society has announced his planned retirement on December 31, 2019. Jim became Executive Director of the Ductile Iron Society on August 1, 2008.

Previously Jim worked for many years as a Vice President for Hickman, Williams & Company and also worked for Otaco and Galtaco Foundries early in his career.

In Jim’s eleven plus year career with the Ductile Iron Society, he has grown the membership for both foundries and associates, established the Lyle Jenkins library and revamped the DIS website for a new look. Jim has worked tirelessly to advance the use of Ductile Iron products in our industry and increase the Ductile Iron Society’s visibility in other industries.

Jim and his wife Pam plan to enjoy their new retirement home in Clearwater, Florida and their cottage in Canada with their daughters, Jennifer, Sarah and Nicole and their families.

With Jim’s planned retirement, the Board of Directors announces the hiring of Scott Lammers to become the next Executive Director of DIS. Scott will begin on September 1, 2019.

Scott holds a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla and a Masters of Business Administration from Loyola University Chicago.

Scott has worked as Director of Technical Services for the Non‐Ferrous Founders’ Society, as Technical Director for the American Foundry Society for many years, positions in Sales Engineering and as a Metallurgist in his early career.

Scott currently resides in Deer Park, Illinois.


The main objective of the Ductile Iron Society is to advance the technology, art, science of ductile iron production and to disseminate all such information to the members. Such an objective is achieved by:

        • Research programs aimed at improving production technology, solving long standing production problems, and providing better manufacturing economies.
        • Exchange of technical and production knowledge through Society meetings, plant visits, and encouraging private conversations.
        • Issuing various reports and bulletins covering research and new technology.
        • Quality guidance and Certification of producers.