John Ferriola, Nucor Corporation's chairman, president and CEO, has been appointed chairman of the American Iron and Steel Institute and will serve in that role until May 2017.

According to Thomas J Gibson, president and CEO of the AISI, "John is a dedicated and outspoken advocate for our industry, and has engaged his employees and the supply chain to speak out on behalf of steel with their elected officials, especially on the issue of unfair trade. This is what AISI is all about – getting involved. It is this type of energy and commitment to advocacy that will help us affect needed policy changes in this challenging economic environment."

Mr Ferriola will also be chairing the World Steel Association (worldsteel) next year, Gibson said.