The late Stephen D. Moxley, AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company president from 1955 to 1963, will be inducted into the Birmingham Business Hall of Fame Aug. 18, 2015. The Kiwanis Club of Birmingham sponsors the Birmingham Business Hall of Fame, which recognizes business leaders who have exemplified strong leadership or made extraordinary contributions to the Greater Birmingham area. Moxley was also inducted into the Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame earlier this year.
An engineer, innovator and leader in the mechanical engineering field, Moxley began his career at AMERICAN in 1923. He worked as a draftsman, chief engineer, assistant to the vice president of engineering, and vice president of engineering before being named president. During his 40 years with AMERICAN, Moxley played an instrumental role in the advancement of cast iron pipe technologies and processes, including AMERICAN’s patented Mono-Cast centrifugal casting that was introduced in 1926.
Moxley received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering as well as an honorary doctorate degree of science from the University of Alabama. He also helped establish a foundry at the University’s School of Engineering for teaching foundry sciences. Other civic and professional contributions included serving on the boards of the American Foundry Society, the Engineers Club of Birmingham, the Birmingham Water Board, the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, the Salvation Army and Junior Achievement.