Nucor Corporation Executive Vice President of Business Development Joseph A. Rutkowski announced his plans to retire at the end of February after 21 years of service with Nucor. Rutkowski began his career as Manager of Nucor Cold Finish, Norfolk, Neb., in 1989 and worked in position throughout the company until he was promoted to vice president in 1993 and to executive vice president in 1998.
Effective March 1, 2010, R. Joseph Stratman will assume responsibility for business development activities while continuing his role as executive vice president of Beam and Plate Products. Stratman began his Nucor career in 1989 as Controller of Nucor Building Systems, Waterloo, Ind., and worked in various positions throughout the company until he was promoted to vice president in 1999 and executive vice president in 2007.
Nucor and affiliates are manufacturers of steel products, with operating facilities primarily in the U.S. and Canada. Products produced include: carbon and alloy steel; steel joists and joist girders; steel deck; fabricated concrete reinforcing steel; cold finished steel; steel fasteners; metal building systems; light gauge steel framing; steel grating and expanded metal; and wire and wire mesh. Through the David J. Joseph Company, Nucor also brokers ferrous and nonferrous metals, pig iron and HBI/DRI; supplies ferro-alloys; and processes ferrous and nonferrous scrap. The company is North America’s largest recycler.