Nucor Promotes Chad Utermark to Executive Vice President

Chad UtermarkNucor Corporation announced last week that Chad Utermark, vice president and general manager of Nucor-Yamato Steel Company, has been promoted to executive vice president of beam and plate products. Joe Stratman, who has served in the position since 2007, will continue to focus on the business development activities for which he assumed responsibility in 2010.

Utermark began his career with Nucor as a utility operator at Nucor Steel-Arkansas in 1992, became shift supervisor in 1995 and was promoted to hot mill manager in 1999. In 2003, he transferred to Nucor Steel-Texas as their roll mill manager and was promoted to general Manager in 2008 and vice president in 2009. He has served as vice president and general manager of Nucor-Yamato Steel Company since 2011. He also has served on AISC’s Board of Directors for the past two years.

Leon Topalian, vice president and general manager of Nucor Steel Kankakee, Inc., will become vice president and general manager of Nucor-Yamato Steel Company. A replacement for Topalian will be named at a later date.

John Ferriola, Nucor’s chairman, chief executive officer and president, commented, “The promotions of Chad and Leon result from the thoughtful and orderly succession planning that has been a significant strategic initiative through the Nucor organization in recent years. Chad will be a strong addition to our executive management team and will continue the success that Joe and his team have achieved in optimizing existing operations and completing strategic acquisitions to profitably grow Nucor’s beam and plate businesses.”

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