D. Chad Utermark, vice president and general manager, Nucor-Yamato Steel and Nucor Castrip Arkansas
Chad Utermark currently serves as vice president and general manager of Nucor-Yamato Steel and Nucor Castrip Arkansas. He previously 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 rolling mill and shipping manager. After graduating with a business management degree from Texas A&M University, Utermark joined the Nucor team in 1992 during the construction of Nucor's second sheet mill, Nucor Steel–Arkansas. He started as a roll mill utility person and spent eight years in production. It was during those years, as an operator and shift supervisor, that Utermark gained a strong commitment and loyalty to Nucor's unique culture. From 2000 to 2004, he served as hot mill manager for Nucor Steel–Arkansas. Through the years, Utermark has served on several AIST committees within the Rolling & 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, the AISC board of directors and the Blytheville, Ark., Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee.