Charlotte, N.C.-based Nucor Corp. announced Ladd Hall, executive vice president at Nucor, will retire June 20 after more than 39 years at the company. On May 17, Allen Behr will be promoted to executive vice president.

Hall began his career at Nucor in inside sales at Nucor Steel-Utah in 1981. He later served as sales manager at Nucor Cold Finish-Utah and general manager at Vulcraft-Texas, Vulcraft-Utah, Nucor Steel-South Carolina and Nucor Steel-Berkeley County. He was promoted to vice president at Nucor in 1994 and executive vice president in 2007.

Behr began his career at Nucor in 1996 as design engineer at Nucor Building Systems-Indiana, and joined a startup team at Nucor Building Systems-Texas in 1999. In 2001, he became engineering manager at Nucor Building Systems-South Carolina and was promoted to general manager in 2008. Behr became general manager at Vulcraft-South Carolina in 2011 and was promoted to vice president in 2012. He was promoted to president at Vulcraft/Verco Group in 2014 and served as general manager at Nucor Steel-Texas since 2017.

Leon Topalian, Nucor’s president and CEO, said, “[Hall] has been an exceptional leader over the last four decades. He has made outstanding contributions throughout his career to our company’s unique culture, to our strong record of profitable growth and to taking care of our customers. Most importantly, [Hall] never wavered in his commitment to safety. On behalf of the Nucor family, I want to thank [Hall] for his leadership and his lasting contribution to the continued success of Nucor. We wish Ladd a long and happy retirement.”

“[Behr] is a proven leader whose 24 years of experience with Nucor have positioned him well to take on this new responsibility,” said Topalian. “[Hall’s] retirement and [Behr’s] promotion are the product of the robust and thoughtful succession planning process that has been a top strategic initiative throughout the Nucor organization in recent years.”