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John Ferriola  

Chairman, President and CEO Nucor Corp

John is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Nucor Corporation.

Mr. Ferriola joined Nucor Corporation in 1991 as Manager of Maintenance and Engineering at the Jewett, Texas bar mill. In 1995, he was named General Manager of Nucor’s Grapeland, Texas joist fabrication division. Later the same year, he was named Vice President and General Manager of Nucor’s Norfolk, Nebraska bar mill. From 1998 to the end of 2001, he served as Vice President and General Manager of the Crawfordsville, Indiana sheet mill.

In January 2002, John was appointed as Executive Vice President and in September 2007 was named Chief Operation Officer of Steel Making Operations. He became President and Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Board of Directors in January 2011. On November 16, 2012, Nucor announced that its Board of Directors had elected John to the position of Chief Executive Officer and President, effective January 1, 2013.

In addition to leading Nucor Corporation, John currently serves on the Board of Directors for two Nucor joint ventures: Nucor-Yamato Steel Company and NuMit LLC.

Mr. Ferriola currently serves on the Executive Committees of both the American Iron & Steel Institute (AISI) and Worldsteel, the latter of which he also serves as Chairman of the Education and Training Committee. John also serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). He has been active in the Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST) for over 20 years and previously served on its board of directors.

Prior to joining Nucor, John began his career with Bethlehem Steel Corporation in 1974, and worked for 17 years in various operating and management roles.

John graduated from the Maritime Academy, State University of New York with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. In the spring of 2012, he received an honorary Doctorate from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.


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