Steel Dynamics President/CEO Mark Millett to Receive Honorary Degree

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
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Mark Millett co-founded Steel Dynamics in 1993 and has been instrumental in building the company from its inception to its current status as one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing steel producers and metals recyclers.

Steel Dynamics President and Chief Executive Mark Millett will be awarded a Doctor of Engineering honorary degree during Rose-Hulman’s in-person, outdoor Commencement on campus May 29.

Millett co-founded Steel Dynamics in 1993 and has been instrumental in building the company from its inception to its current status as one of the largest and fastest-growing steel producers and metals recyclers in the United States. The company’s operations include the Heartland Flat Roll Division in Terre Haute and its leadership team features several Rose-Hulman alumni.

In 2019, Millett received the James F. Collins Achievement in Advocacy Award by the Steel Manufacturers Association and in 2014 he was named Steelmaker of the Year by the Association of Iron and Steel Technology.

“Under Mark Millett’s leadership Steel Dynamics is not only leading the industry in innovative technologies and product solutions but creating the leaders of today and tomorrow for the steel industry, including a number of Rose-Hulman alumni,” says Rose-Hulman President Robert A. Coons. “We’re looking forward to recognizing Mark Millett during this special day for our institute and the Class of 2021.”

Millett has driven innovation in advanced flat roll steel products and continues to lead in further developing steel technologies, expanding product capabilities, adding value, and creating supply chain solutions. His leadership team has created a best-in-class, innovative steel company that has been committed to operating in an environmentally responsible manner since its founding.

Steel Dynamics based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is continuing its extensive growth strategy through the greenfield construction of an environmentally responsible, technologically advanced, state-of-the-art, electric arc furnace flat roll steel mill in Sinton, Texas, with operations expected to begin later this summer.

Prior to being named CEO, Millett held various leadership positions within Steel Dynamics, including president and chief operating officer, executive vice president of metals recycling and ferrous resources, and executive vice president of flat roll steel operations. He previously served in various leadership roles at Nucor Corporation, including leading the design, construction, and operation of the melting and casting area at the world’s first electric arc furnace thin-slab flat roll steel mill in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

Millett will join Team Penske President Tim Cindric in being awarded honorary doctorate degrees at this year’s Rose-Hulman Commencement. Cindric also will address the Class of 2021 as Commencement speaker.

Other Rose-Hulman Commencement details are featured on the event’s web page.