Dean's Business Forum Breakfast - Daniel R. DiMicco
The Dean's Breakfast Business Forum presents
Daniel R. DiMicco
Executive Chairman, Nucor Corporation
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Jepson Center Wolff Auditorium
Program 7:30 a.m.
*Students attend for only $5! Enter 'STUDENT' in the coupon field at check out*
in Plymouth, Utah, and in January 1988, he became Melting and Casting Manager at the Utah division. In March 1991,
Dan became General Manager of the Nucor-Yamato joint venture in Blytheville, Arkansas and became Vice President in
January 1992. Dan became Executive Vice President of Nucor Corporation in September 1999, and in September 2000
he was elected President and Chief Executive Officer. He served as CEO for more than twelve years, longer than
anyone since company founder Ken Iverson. Dan was elected Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors in June 2001,
Chairman of the Board in 2006, and continues with Nucor in his new capacity as Executive Chairman.
Dan was appointed to the United States Manufacturing Council in 2008 by then-U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M.
Gutierrez, and served on the board until 2011. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Duke Energy Corporation,
the National Association of Manufacturers, and the World Steel Association, where Dan has been a member of the
Executive Committee since 2001.
Many of the nation’s leading business authorities recognized Nucor’s exceptional performance under Dan’s leadership.
In 2005, BusinessWeek magazine ranked Nucor the nation’s No. 1 Company, based on sales growth and return on
investment. In the coming years, Nucor made three additional appearances on the BusinessWeek 50 list. In 2008, Dan
received the Charlotte Business Journal’s sixth annual “Business Person of the Year” award. The Harvard Business
Review included Dan in its 2010 top 100 list of The Best Performing CEOs in theWorld, and in 2011, Dan was named to
Industry Week magazine’s Manufacturing Hall of Fame. Institutional Investor named Dan to the 2012 All-America
Executive Team and the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) in January 2012 awarded Dan the prestigious
Robert P. Stupp Award for Leadership Excellence, noting that "[The award] gives special recognition to individuals who
have provided unparalleled leadership in the steel construction industry.
Dan is always quick to note that “None of these honors would have been possible without the tremendous work of my
thousands of Nucor teammates.”
Prior to joining Nucor Corporation, Dan was with Republic Steel Corporation in Cleveland, Ohio, as Research
Dan graduated from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering,
Metallurgy and Materials Science. He graduated with a Master of Science Degree in Metallurgy and Materials Science
from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1975.