Dan joined Nucor Corporation in November 1982 as Plant Metallurgist and Manager of Quality Control for Nucor Steel in Plymouth, Utah. In March 1991, Dan became General Manager of the Nucor-Yamato joint venture in Blytheville, Arkansas and became Vice President in January 1992. Dan became Executive Vice President of Nucor Corporation in September 1999, and in September 2000 he was elected President and Chief Executive Officer. Dan was elected Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors in June 2001, and Chairman of the Board in 2006. From January 2013-January 2014 he served as Executive Chairman. He presently serves as Chairman Emeritus (effective January 2014.)
Dan served as Nucor’s CEO longer than anyone since company founder, Ken Iverson. Under Dan’s leadership, Nucor delivered dramatic growth in profits and shareholder returns. From September 2000 through the end of 2012, Nucor completed over 50 acquisitions for a total investment of $6.5 billion, and Nucor’s total shareholder return growth was 720%, which is almost four times greater than the total return of the S&P Steel Group Index and twenty-eight times greater than the S&P 500’s total return. In addition to this impressive record of profitable growth, Dan proved himself an effective champion for domestic manufacturing and rules-based, rules-enforced free trade.
Dan was appointed to the United States Manufacturing Council in 2008 by then-U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez, and served on the board until 2011. Dan also served on the boards of the National Association of Manufacturers and the World Steel Association on the Executive Committee. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Duke Energy Corporation and continues to represent Nucor on the US Council on Competitiveness and the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA).
Many of the nation’s leading business authorities recognized Nucor’s exceptional performance under Dan’s leadership. In 2005, BusinessWeek magazine ranked Nucor the nation’s No. 1 Company, based on sales growth and return on investment. In the coming years, Nucor made three additional appearances on the BusinessWeek 50 list. In 2008, Dan received the Charlotte Business Journal’s sixth annual “Business Person of the Year” award. The Harvard Business Review included Dan in its 2010 top 100 list of The Best Performing CEOs in the World. Institutional Investor named Dan to the 2012 All-America Executive Team and the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) in January 2012 awarded Dan the prestigious Robert P. Stupp Award for Leadership Excellence, noting that “[The award] gives special recognition to individuals who have provided unparalleled leadership in the steel construction industry. Recently Dan received the prestigious 2013 “Citizens of the Carolinas” award by the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce.
Dan was named to IndustryWeek magazine’s Manufacturing Hall of Fame in 2011 where he was one of ten members selected for the year. In describing the inductees for 2011, IndustryWeek said, “This year’s inductees have made names for themselves by challenging the established norms of their organizations, their industries and their world.” In selecting Dan IndustryWeek cited the return to shareholders during his time as CEO, his commitment to Nucor employees, his “shepherding the company through a period of unprecedented growth as well as the harrowing recession of the late 2000s (during which Nucor hewed to its no-layoff philosophy),” and his work to keep trade issues at the forefront of U.S. public policy. The magazine described DiMicco as “a leading voice for U.S. manufacturing and the nation’s steel industry,” especially for his criticism of China’s trade practices.
Dan is always quick to note that “None of these honors would have been possible without the tremendous work of my thousands of Nucor teammates.”
Dan 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.
Joe Logan is a fifth generation family farmer from Northeastern Ohio. He has operated a dairy farm for 25 years and still actively farms in association with his Brother Ted. Joe serves as the President of the Ohio Farmers Union. He sits on the Board of Directors of the National Farmers Union.
He is a Past President of the Ohio Conference on Fair Trade.
- is a member of the Governing Board for the Ohio Consumers Counsel;
- has served as a member of the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board;
- has previously served as the President of the National Association of Farmer Elected Committees (NAFEC) representing the interests of the locally elected Committees in the Farm Service Agency offices Nationwide;
- has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), The nation’s largest dairy cooperative, and its predecessor Milk Marketing Inc. (MMI).
- served 14 years on local and county school boards (several terms as president)
Brad Markell has spent most of his life in the auto industry. He has been a production worker for General Motors teaching at Wayne State University. More recently, Brad managed the Labor in Manufacturing Program at the Manufacturing Extension Program center in Michigan. Thereafter he became an Internation Representative at the International Union, UAW. Brad currently is Executive Director at the AFL-CIO Industrial Union Council.
Brad has also served on these boards and committees:
- 1998 – 2002: Steering Committee, Manufacturing Skills Standards Council
- 1998 – 2002: MIT Labor Aerospace Research Agenda working group
- 1998 – 2001: Dana Worker’s Alliance – North American coalition of unions representing Dana and Echlin auto parts workers
- 1999 – 2002: Executive Committee, Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras
- 1998 – 2003: International Research Network on Autowork in the Americas
- 2006 – 2010: UAW representative to Michigan Apollo Alliance;
- 2008 – 2009: Michigan Climate Action Council, appointed by Governor Granholm
- 2007 – 2012: Cornell Global Labor Institute – Labor Leaders Climate Forum
Brian O’Shaughnessy is the Chairman of Revere Copper Products and served as President & CEO for almost twenty years until the end of 2007. His company was founded in 1801 by Paul Revere and may be the oldest manufacturing company in America. Revere does not make pots and pans anymore but makes copper and brass sheet, strip and coil as well as extruded products for shipment to other manufacturing companies. Brian did a leveraged buy out of Revere in 1989.
Brian is recognized as an expert on international trade, energy and environmental issues. He championed and chaired the world class, worldwide copper industry’s environmental program. In February of 2006, the Copper Club named Brian as its Copper Man of the Year—an international award considered the most prestigious in the copper industry.
Brian has chaired two industrial energy advocacy committees and serves on the board of directors of a third group. He also serves on the board of directors of a public utility with transmission and distribution operations for gas and electricity in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
In 2005, Brian testified before the US Senate Committee on Energy and Resources and testified in 2006 before the US House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform regarding energy, trade and tax policy. In May, 2007, he testified before a triparte hearing on China Currency Issues before subcommittees of the House Ways and Means, Energy and Financial Services Committees. In July, 2007, he testified before a US Senate subcommittee hearing on the impact of China Trade on US manufacturing. Brian has appeared on BBC World News and been interviewed on Bloomberg On the Economy as well as PBS.
Brian also serves on the board of directors of the Manufacturers Association of Central New York (MACNY) and served on the BOD of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). At NAM, Brian is on its International Economic Policy Committee and its China Policy Subcommittee. Brian is a past Chairman of the US Copper & Brass Fabricators Council and currently a member of its BOD. He testified on its behalf before the International Trade Commission. Brian is currently Chairman of the Copper Development Association (CDA) and serves on the BOD of the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA).
Brian is a national leader of domestic manufacturing companies attempting to change US international trade and tax policy to help level the playing field for domestic manufacturing.
Prior to joining Revere, Brian spent twenty-one years in the international copper mining industry with seven years each in operations, marketing & corporate administration.
Brian is celebrating over 40 years of marriage with three sons and four grandchildren. In 2002, Mr. O’Shaughnessy rode his Harley Davidson on two-lane scenic roads from Moody Beach, Maine to Seattle, Washington stopping off in Sturgis, South Dakota. Mr. O’Shaughnessy is an avid snow-boarder and golfer but spends most of his time working!