For Immediate Release
May 4, 2004
DANIEL R. DIMICCO AWARDED 2004 GARY MEMORIAL MEDAL AT
AISI GENERAL MEETING
Washington, D.C. - The American Iron and Steel Institute
(AISI) announced today that Daniel R. DiMicco is the 2004 recipient of
the Gary Memorial Medal. DiMicco, former AISI chairman and Vice
Chairman, president and CEO of Nucor Corporation, Charlotte, N.C., was
honored at the AISI General Meeting in San Francisco, Cal. held May 2-4,
In presenting the award to DiMicco, AISI Chairman and President and
CEO of IPSCO, Inc., David Sutherland praised DiMicco for his leadership
within the North American steel industry during a particularly
challenging yet transforming period of change. "It has been my pleasure
and my honor to work with Dan through the work of the Institute,"
Sutherland said. "All of us are gratified to Dan for his leadership and
his dedication to the industry."
AISI President and CEO Andrew G. Sharkey commented that, "Dan DiMicco
's industry and association leadership provided strength and continuity
during a period when the industry was transforming itself to become a
world leader in advanced technologies, productivity and efficiency. He
continues to champion the industry and the future of manufacturing in
North America, to the betterment of steel producers, suppliers to our
industry and our broad customer base."
The medal's inscription reads: "In recognition of the outstanding
leadership, energy and personal commitment he has brought to the cause
of fair trade for North American steel producers and their customers;
his commitment to a unified steel industry response to the critical
public policy issues of our time; and his commitment to innovative
technology and employee relations."
Established in 1927, the Gary Medal is named for Judge Elbert H.
Gary, the first president of AISI and recognizes an individual for his
or her remarkable lifelong contributions to the North American steel
Dan DiMicco joined Nucor Corporation in 1982 as plant metallurgist
and manager of quality control for Nucor Steel in Plymouth, Utah and in
1988, he became melting and casting manager at the Utah division. In
1991, Mr. DiMicco became general manager of the Nucor-Yamato joint
venture in Blytheville, Arkansas and became vice president in 1992. He
became executive vice president in 1999.
Prior to joining Nucor Corporation, Mr. DiMicco was with Republic
Steel Corporation in Cleveland, Ohio as research metallurgist and
project leader. Mr. DiMicco was with Republic Steel from 1975 until he
joined Nucor in 1982.
Mr. DiMicco graduated from Brown University in 1972 with a Bachelor
of Science in Engineering, Metallurgy and Materials Science. He
graduated with a Master of Science Degree in Metallurgy and Materials
Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1975.
AISI serves as the voice of the North American steel industry in the
public policy arena and advances the case for steel in the marketplace
as the preferred material of choice. AISI also plays a lead role in the
development and application of new steels and steelmaking technology.
AISI is comprised of 31 member companies, including integrated and
electric furnace steelmakers, and 118 associate and affiliate members
who are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry. AISI's member
companies represent approximately 75 percent of both U.S. and North
American steel capacity. For more news about steel and its applications,
view AISI's website at www.steel.org.