Joseph Rutkowski

Retired Executive Vice-President of Nucor Corporation responsible for Domestic and International Business Development from 2001 – 2010. Mr. Rutkowski became Executive Vice President in 1998 responsible for all steelmaking activities. Prior to that, he served as Vice President and General Manager of Nucor Steel in Darlington, South Carolina and Hertford County, North Carolina. He joined Nucor in 1989 as Manager of Nucor Cold Finish and also served as Manager of Melting and Casting at Nucor Steel-Utah. Mr Rutkowski held various positions within the steel and steel-related industries after graduating from Johns Hopkins University in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanics and Materials Science. He was also a President of the Association of Iron and Steel Engineers. He is currently Principal of Winyah Advisors, LLC, a management consulting firm. He is also member of the Board of Directors of Insteel Industries IIIN on the NYSE and of Viohalco SA (Belgium).