As Daniel R. DiMicco prepared to speak during
luncheon ceremonies at the Steel Success Strategies XXII
conference in New York in June, he reached for his
"I can't see anything without my glasses,"
DiMicco said with a laugh as he was feted for his vision in
directing Nucor Corp. to its position of prominence in the
global steel industry.
The chairman, president and chief executive
officer of the Charlotte, N.C.,-based steelmaker received the
17th Willy Korf/Ken Iverson Steel Vision Award during the
annual conference co-sponsored by AMM and World Steel
Dynamics Inc. The award carried special meaning for DiMicco in
that it bears the name of Nucor founder Iverson, the first
"I am humbled and honored to receive this
award," DiMicco told the approximately 1,100 in attendance. He
said he accepted the award on behalf of Nucor's management
team, singling out executives as well as the efforts of 15,000
Nucor "teammates" who he said were the driving force behind the
He also invoked the name of Iverson in his
brief acceptance remarks. "Thank you, Ken, for creating a
company and a culture that has given so many of us in this room
such a great opportunity to be successful in our careers," he
Iverson is credited with launching the
electric furnace steel producer into prominence with his
approach to technology and management style during the 1970s.
DiMicco, who joined Nucor in 1982, has embodied Iverson's
vision since taking over as president and chief executive
officer in 2000.