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Mark D. Millett, president and chief executive officer, Steel Dynamics Inc. (SDI), will be named “Steelmaker of the Year”

at AISTech 2014 – The Iron & Steel Technology Conference and Exposition, managed by the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST). The Steelmaker of the Year Award is presented annually by AIST to recognize notable leaders for their impact on the steel industry.

The AIST Steelmaker of the Year Award will be presented in May during the president’s Award Breakfast. The breakfast program will consist of the presentation of several awards, followed by a keynote presentation by Millett entitled, “Making Money in the Steel Industry Is Not a Mystery.”
Millett assumed the position of president and chief executive officer of SDI in 2012. One of the co-founders of SDI, Millett has held a variety of senior management positions and has served on the board of directors since the inception of the company in 1993. In August 2008, he was named executive vice president for metals recycling and ferrous resources, as well as president and chief operating officer of OmniSource Corp., the metals-recycling business SDI had acquired in late 2007.

In addition, Millett led SDI ferrous technologies teams, creating and implementing both of SDI’s ironmaking initiatives – Iron Dynamics and Mesabi Nugget. From 1998 to 2008, Millett was responsible for the company’s flat rolled steel business, including the Flat Roll Division, the company’s first and largest division, and The Techs, which was acquired and successfully integrated into the company in 2007. Prior to the formation of SDI, Millett was employed by Nucor Corp. for 12 years, serving in key technical and management roles, including the design, construction and operation of the melting and casting facility at the world’s first thin-slab flat roll mini mill at Crawfordsville, Indiana. He earned a bachelor’s degree with honors in metallurgy from the University of Surrey, England.

Published in the May 2014 Edition of American Recycler News