Charlotte North Carolina headquartered Nucor Corporation announced that its President & Chief Executive Officer Mr Leon J Topalian has assumed the additional role of Chair of the Board of Directors and that Board member Mr Christopher J Kearney has been appointed Lead Director of the Board. Mr John H Walker, a member of the Board since 2008 and most recently its Non-Executive Chairman, will continue to serve as a Board member.Mr Topalian has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Nucor and a member of its Board of Directors since 2020. Prior to that time, he held various leadership positions at Nucor, including President and Chief Operating Officer in 2019, Executive Vice President from 2017 to 2019, and Vice President from 2013 to 2017. Having joined Nucor in 1996, Mr Topalian also has served as General Manager at two of Nucor's facilities, in Arkansas and Illinois, as well as Melting and Casting Manager, an Operations Manager, a cold mill production supervisor and a project manager.Mr Kearney, who was unanimously chosen by the independent directors of Nucor's Board of Directors to serve as Lead Director, has been an integral member of the Board since he joined in 2008. Mr Kearney founded Eagle Marsh Holdings in 2016 and has served as its managing partner since inception. He also serves as a director of Otis Worldwide Corporation having previously served as Executive Chairman of the Otis board of directors from 2020 to 2022 and served as a director of UTC from 2018 to 2020, prior to the spin-off of Otis from UTC. Mr Kearney has served in various positions at SPX FLOW from 2015 to 2017 and SPX Corporation from 1997 to 2015. Mr Kearney was also director of Polypore International, Inc. from 2012 to 2015.Nucor and its affiliates are manufacturers of steel and steel products, with operating facilities in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Products produced include: carbon and alloy steel in bars, beams, sheet and plate; hollow structural section tubing; electrical conduit; steel racking; steel piling; steel joists and joist girders; steel deck; fabricated concrete reinforcing steel; cold finished steel; precision castings; steel fasteners; metal building systems; insulated metal panels; overhead doors; steel grating; and wire and wire mesh.