About AIST

John Ferriola

chairman, president and chief executive officer, Nucor Corp.

Ferriola joined Nucor Corp. in 1991 as manager of maintenance and engineering at the Jewett, Texas, USA, bar mill. In 1995, he was named general manager of Nucor’s Grapeland, Texas, USA, joist fabrication division. Later the same year, he was named vice president and general manager of Nucor’s Norfolk, Neb., USA, bar mill. From 1998 to the end of 2001, he served as vice president and general manager of the Crawfordsville, Ind., USA, sheet mill.
In January 2002, Ferriola was appointed executive vice president, and in September 2007 was named chief operation officer of steelmaking operations. He became president and chief operating officer and a member of the board of directors in January 2011.
In November 2012, Nucor announced that its board of directors elected Ferriola to the position of chief executive officer and president, effective 1 January 2013.
He currently serves as the chairman of the board of directors of the Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) and serves on the board of directors of the American Iron & Steel Institute (AISI).
Ferriola has been active in AIST for more than 20 years and has served on its board of directors. He has also served on the board of directors of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).
Prior to joining Nucor, Ferriola began his career with Bethlehem Steel Corp. in 1974, and worked for 17 years in various operating and management roles. He graduated from the Maritime Academy, State University of New York with a B.S. degree in electrical engineering. In the spring of 2012, he received an honorary doctorate from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.