Nucor Promotes Leon Topalian to Executive Vice President

12 May 2017

Nucor Corporation announced today that Leon Topalian, Vice President and General Manager of Nucor - Yamato Steel Company, will be promoted to Executive Vice President, effective May 14, 2017.

Mr. Topalian, 49, began his career with Nucor as a project engineer at Nucor Steel-Berkeley in 1996 and was promoted to Cold Mill Production Supervisor in 1998.  He has held various leadership positions throughout his Nucor career in Australia, at Nucor Steel South Carolina and Nucor Steel Kankakee.  Most recently, he has served as Vice President and General Manager of Nucor - Yamato Steel Company since 2014.

John Ferriola, Nucor's Chairman, CEO and President, commented, "Leon has served Nucor in many key roles, and now he will be a strong addition to our executive leadership team.  His promotion to Executive Vice President is the result of thoughtful and orderly succession planning that has been a significant strategic initiative throughout the Nucor organization in recent years."

Nucor and its affiliates are manufacturers of steel products, with operating facilities primarily in the U.S. and Canada.  Products produced include: carbon and alloy steel -- in bars, beams, sheet and plate; hollow structural section tubing; electrical conduit; steel piling; steel joists and joist girders; steel deck; fabricated concrete reinforcing steel; cold finished steel; steel fasteners; metal building systems; steel grating; and wire and wire mesh.  Nucor, through The David J. Joseph Company, also brokers ferrous and nonferrous metals, pig iron and HBI/DRI; supplies ferro-alloys; and processes ferrous and nonferrous scrap. Nucor is North America's largest recycler.