The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Chad Utermark, vice president and general manager of Nucor-Yamato Steel and Nucor Castrip Arkansas, to its Board of Directors. Confirmed during AISC’s recent quarterly meeting, Utermark will immediately begin serving on the AISC Board of Directors, assisting with the organization’s planning and leadership in the steel construction industry.
“Nucor has been a strong and active supporter of AISC’s programs since 2001, when Dan DiMicco joined the AISC Board,” commented AISC Chair William B. (Brad) Bourne III of Universal Steel, Inc., Lithonia, Ga. “I am very pleased to have Chad’s business and leadership experience on our Board, and I thank him for his commitment.”
Utermark currently serves as vice president and general manager of Nucor-Yamato Steel and Nucor Castrip Arkansas. Previously, he served as vice president and general manager of Nucor Steel Texas from 2008 to 2011. He joined the Nucor Steel Texas division in 2004 as a rolling mill and shipping manager.
After graduating with a Business Management degree from Texas A&M University, Chad joined the Nucor team in 1992 during the construction of Nucor’s second sheet mill, Nucor Steel Arkansas. He started out as a roll mill utility worker and spent eight years in production. It was during those years, as an operator and shift supervisor, that Chad gained a strong commitment and loyalty to Nucor’s culture. From 2000 to 2004, he served as a hot mill manager for Nucor Steel Arkansas.
Throughout his career, Utermark has served on several Association of Iron and Steel Engineers (AISE) committees within the Rolling and Finishing Division, and has been a multi-year member of the Steel Manufacturers’ Association. He currently serves on the Nucor Yamato Steel Board of Directors and the Blytheville, Ark., Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee. He has also contributed to his local communities through various activities such as coaching community youth sports and mentoring young adults for youth program initiatives.
Utermark joins 26 AISC board members who contribute a significant amount of time and outstanding service to the success of AISC and the structural steel industry. View a list of all of the officers and directors on AISC’s website: www.aisc.org