Daniel R. DiMicco, chairman, president, and CEO of Nucor Corp., was elected chairman of the American Iron and Steel Institute. The election was made during the AISI Annual Meeting, held May 2-4, 2010, in Boca Raton, FL. DiMicco will serve as chairman until May of 2011.
DiMicco, a 35-year steel industry veteran, succeeds James L. Wainscott, chairman, president and CEO of AK Steel Corp., who served as chairman since January 2009.
“Dan brings a strong commitment to advancing the Institute’s pro-manufacturing agenda at a time when we are facing major policy issues in Washington that have great impact for our industry,” said AISI President and CEO Thomas J. Gibson. “Dan’s energy, and his leadership and advocacy skills, will serve greatly toward making our voice resonate on Capitol Hill and toward mobilizing our industry’s grass roots power.”
In his Chairman’s Address at the annual meeting, DiMicco challenged industry executives to “join in the battle. Our policy goals won’t be achieved on their own,” he said. “It will require taking an aggressive stand on key issues, activating our industry’s grassroots power more effectively than we have done in the past, and responding with a strong and unified voice to misguided policies.”
Pictured is Daniel Dimicco of Nucor and Thomas Gibson of AISI.
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