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Dan DiMicco Wins AISC Robert P. Stupp Award

January 23, 2012 from American Institute of Steel Construction

/uploadedImages/News/DiMicco Headshot_300_edited.jpg(Chicago, IL) – Daniel R. DiMicco, chairman and chief executive officer of Nucor Corporation, is the recipient of the prestigious Robert P. Stupp Award for Leadership Excellence. The award, presented on a selective basis by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), gives special recognition to individuals who have provided unparalleled leadership in the steel construction industry. DiMicco will be honored at the 2012 NASCC: The Steel Conference (www.aisc.org/nascc) at the Gaylord Texan Convention Center in Dallas, April 18-20.

“Dan is an exemplary leader in the steel construction industry and a strong advocate for domestic manufacturing jobs,” said Roger E. Ferch, P.E., AISC’s president. “He served as an instrumental ambassador of producer support on the AISC Board of Directors and has championed technological advancements in steelmaking and environmental leadership in the industry.”

DiMicco has served the steel industry for more than 35 years, starting in 1975 with Republic Steel Corporation in Cleveland where he began as a research metallurgist and project leader. He joined Nucor in 1982 as Plant Metallurgist and Manager of Quality Control for its Plymouth, Utah facility. In 1991 he became General Manager of the Nucor-Yamato joint venture in Blytheville, Ark., and became Vice President in 1992. Seven years later he became Executive Vice President of Nucor Corporation and in 2000 he was elected President and Chief Executive Officer. He was elected Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2001 and Chairman of the Board in 2006.

He served on the AISC Board of Directors from 1999-2001. In 2008 he was appointed to the U.S. Manufacturing Council by then U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez and served on the board until 2011. Currently he serves on the Board of Directors for Duke Energy Corporation, the American Iron and Steel Institute, and the World Steel Association where he has also been elected to the Executive Committee.

Late last year he was also 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 graduated from Brown University in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Metallurgy and Materials Science and received a Master of Science degree in Metallurgy and Materials Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1975.

Recent Robert P. Stupp Award recipients include: Robert E. Owen (2009), chairman and chief executive officer of Owen Industries; Terry Peshia (2009), chairman and chief executive officer of Garbe Iron Works, Inc.; and H. Louis Gurthet (2005), former president of AISC.

For additional information about the Robert P. Stupp Award and other AISC awards, visit www.aisc.org/awards.


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American Institute of Steel Construction
The American Institute of Steel Construction, headquartered in Chicago, is a not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry. AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, and market development. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry of providing timely and reliable information. 

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