Number-crunching alone won’t add up to success
Mar 01, 2010 | 06:42 AM
| David Brooks
One of the highlights at AMM's State of Steel Conference in January was the on-stage interview with Keith Busse. Steel Dynamics Inc.'s president and chief executive officer put on an assured display, leading one industry veteran to comment that he was "pretty good for an accountant."
Busse does indeed hold a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, but that just puts him in line with much of today's steel industry leadership. AK Steel Corp. chairman, president and chief executive Jim Wainscott, another speaker at the conference, started his career with the company as treasurer, while John Surma, chairman and chief executive officer of U.S. Steel Corp., is another who has an accounting degree. ....
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