Chairman and CEO, Birmingham Steel, since 1999.
CEO of Nucor from 1996; president and chief operating officer since 1991.
Harnischfeger Industries, Navistar International.
B.S.E., civil engineering, Clarkson University (Potsdam, N.Y.), 1969.
Married 20 years to Dawn. One son, N.J., 18.
Quail hunting, downhill skiing, gambling.
Movies. Thumbs-up: One Night at McCool's. Thumbs down: Traffic.
"I trust my employees to do what's right, and I stay out of their way."