Nov 5 (Reuters) - Steelmaker Nucor Corp's executivechairman and former chief executive, Dan DiMicco, will retirefrom the company's board at the end of this year, the companysaid on Tuesday.
Nucor's current chief executive, John Ferriola, will takeover as chairman on Jan. 1. DiMicco headed up the company fromSeptember 2000 to December 2012.
DiMicco's years at the helm of Nucor, one of the biggestU.S. steelmakers, and his long-running campaign for new tradepolicies to support domestic manufacturing, have made him one ofthe steel industry's best-known executives.
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