Nucor’s John Ferriola Elected AISI Chairman

The Board of Directors of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has elected John Ferriola, chairman, president and CEO of Nucor Corporation (an AISC Member), to serve as chairman of the Institute until May 2017.

“John is a dedicated and outspoken advocate for our industry, and has engaged his employees and the supply chain to speak out on behalf of steel with their elected officials, especially on the issue of unfair trade,” said Thomas J. Gibson, president and CEO of AISI. “John’s leadership is recognized worldwide, as he also will be chairing the World Steel Association next year. We are grateful to have him lead AISI for the next twelve months.”

Ferriola commented, “Working together under the AISI umbrella, we have made many positive strides this year — particularly on the policy front. But there is much more to be done. I am honored that my colleagues on the Board have instilled their trust and confidence in me, as we work together to speak with one voice on behalf of our industry. I am proud to help lead policy and market-related activities at AISI, and proud to represent the steel industry  and to harness the dynamic spirit of the men and women who work in it.”

The election took place earlier this month at the AISI Board Meeting as part of the Institute’s 124rd General Meeting in Salt Lake City.