Randy C. Skagen
Vice President and General Manager, Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa Inc.
Randy C. Skagen earned a degree in mechanical engineering technology from the Sault College of Applied Arts and Technology in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Canada, in 1980. He began his career in the steel industry with the Algoma Steel Corp. in 1980, where he held several positions in maintenance and operations. In 1991, he joined Nucor as a production supervisor during the construction of its second hot strip mill in Blytheville, Ark., USA. He was promoted to hot mill manager to construct Nucor’s newest hot strip mill in South Carolina in 1995. He then assisted in the design and construction of Nucor’s new plate mill in North Carolina in a similar capacity beginning in 1998. In 2004, he was selected as the general manager of Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa Inc. and was elected vice president in September 2005. Skagen currently serves on the board of directors of the Druid City Hospital Foundation, the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, West Alabama Works and the Black Warrior Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He also serves on the leadership advisory board for the dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Alabama. In recent years, he has served as chairman of the board for the West Alabama United Way, the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, the Black Warrior Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and is a past president of the AIST Foundation.