Dan DiMicco, executive chairman of Nucor, has been named the 2013 Citizen of the Carolinas by the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. DiMicco will be presented with the award at the chamber’s Annual Meeting in December.
The Citizen of Carolinas, sponsored by Duke Energy, is the most prestigious award presented by the Charlotte Chamber. DiMicco will be honored for his significant contributions to manufacturing in the region and nationwide, as well as his efforts to make the country’s largest steel producer more environmentally sound. He joins a list of past winners that include the Rev. Billy Graham, Marian Wright Edelman, Dean Smith, Hugh McColl, Ben Bernanke, Jerry Richardson, Harvey Gantt, Julius Chambers and Leon and Sandra Levine.
DiMicco assumed the role of Nucor’s Executive Chairman on January 1, 2013. Prior to that, he served as the Chief Executive Officer for 12 years. It was under his leadership that Nucor added environmental staffing and training, and adopted new technology – in some cases, groundbreaking technology - that Nucor is working to patent and license to other companies. Nucor is considered to be the largest steel recycler in the U.S.
A metallurgist by training, DiMicco brings more than 35 years of steel industry experience to Nucor’s Board, including serving as a member of several industry boards including the World Steel Association Board and Executive Committee, American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), and as Chairman/Vice Chairman of the AISI. He was appointed to the Department of Commerce U.S. Manufacturing Council in 2008 and served until 2011.
DiMicco was named to IndustryWeek magazine’s Manufacturing Hall of Fame in 2011. Institutional Investor named DiMicco to the 2012 All-America Executive Team, and he received a magazine-ranked, top three “Best CEO” position in the metals and mining sector with a second place finish of all the CEOs in this sector. In January 2012, the American Institute of Steel Construction awarded DiMicco the Robert P. Stupp Award for Leadership Excellence for recognition of his leadership in the steel construction industry and for his service as an advocate for domestic manufacturing jobs.
The one-hour Annual Meeting will be held at the Charlotte Convention Center on December 3, 2013 and the program is followed by a cocktail reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres and entertainment. For more details or sponsorship information, email Blair Stanford at firstname.lastname@example.org.