TOWN HALL FORUM PANELIST
Daniel R. Brown
Senior Vice President of Advanced Technology
Steelmaking and Chief Operating Officer of Big
Dan Brown was named vice president and chief operating officer of Big River Steel (BRS) in July 2021 and advanced to senior vice president of advanced technology steelmaking in February 2022. In addition to Big River Steel operations, he has responsibility over the new mill, BR2, set to begin operations in July 2024.
Brown has over 28 years of service with United States Steel Corporation, joining the company in 1994 as a management associate for the cold rolling division at the Irvin Plant, Mon Valley Works. In 1996, he was transferred to Edgar Thomson (primary operations), Mon Valley Works and advanced through several increasingly responsible positions in steelmaking and secondary metallurgy. In 2003, Brown relocated to U. S. Steel Serbia as plant manager – primary operations for two years and then plant manager – finishing and tin operations for two years. He returned to the U.S. in 2006 as plant manager – finishing operations at Fairfield Works. In 2007, he became plant manager – primary operations at Fairfield Works. In 2008, he was named division manager – ironmaking at Gary Works and then later as division manager of steelmaking and casting at Gary Works. He was promoted to plant manager – primary operations at Gary Works in 2018. In April 2019, Brown was named general manager – automotive operations (Great Lakes Works/Midwest Sheet) with responsibilities for the Great Lakes Plant, Desco Coating and the Midwest Sheet facilities.
Brown earned his B.S. degree in business logistics from The Pennsylvania State University. He also earned his M.B.A. (Finance) from Duquesne University.