Friday, January 27, 2012

Nucor's DiMicco wins national award

Congratulations to Dan DiMicco, Nucor's chairman and CEO, who has won the Robert P. Stupp Award for Leadership Excellence from the American Institute of Steel Construction. DiMicco, 61, will be honored at AISC's conference in Dallas in April.

DiMicco's predecessor at Charlotte-based Nucor, Ken Iverson, won this award in 1999.

"The award ... gives special recognition to individuals who have provided unparalleled leadership in the steel construction industry," said AISC President Roger Ferch in a prepared statement. "Dan is an exemplary leader in the steel construction industry and a strong advocate for domestic manufacturing jobs."

DiMicco, who served on AISC's board from 1999 to 2001, said he was "tremendously honored," adding, "Manufacturing continues to be the backbone of the middle class in this country, and that backbone is strengthened with American steel."

Late last year DiMicco was named to IndustryWeek magazine's Manufacturing Hall of Fame, where he was one of 10 inductees who "made names for themselves by challenging the established norms of their organizations, their industries and their world."

DiMicco, a graduate of Brown University with a master's degree from Penn, has worked at Nucor since 1982. He became president and CEO in 2000 and added the chairman's title in 2006. He served on the U.S. Manufacturing Council board from 2008 to 2011. He currently serves on the board for Duke Energy, the American and Iron Steel Institute and the World Steel Association.

It's been a good week for DiMicco. Nucor on Thursday reported higher fourth-quarter and year-end earnings, topping analysts' expectations.

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