FEBRUARY 2010

Rubber Innovators brings Keith Busse into board of directors

Rubber Innovators, LLC announced that Keith Busse, chairman and chief executive officer of Steel Dynamics, Inc., has joined the Rubber Innovators’ board of directors. Busse also serves on the board of directors of Tower Financial Corporation and is a member of the Boards of Trustees of the University of St. Francis and Trine University.

Busse founded Steel Dynamics, Inc. with two colleagues in 1993. From the time of its founding until May 2007, he served as president and CEO. He has been a director of the company since it went public in November 1996. Under his leadership, Steel Dynamics has grown to more than $3 billion in revenues. The corporation’s impressive business results earned a citation as the “Most Admired Company in the Metals Sector” for 2008 as well as a listing in the FORTUNE 500 for 2009.

Prior to starting Steel Dynamics, Busse joined Nucor Corporation in 1972, served in various management positions, and achieved the rank of vice president and general manager. At Nucor in the late 1980s, he led the team in Crawfordsville, Indiana, that built and successfully operated the world’s first mini-mill capable of producing flat-rolled steels.