Dean Kanelos is the Automotive Market Development & Product Applications Manager at Nucor. He has been with Nucor for seventeen years, overseeing Automotive Market Development, Product Applications, Early Vendor Involvement and assisting in Product Development. Dean is Vice Chairman for WorldAutoSteel, an active member of the Auto/Steel Partnership’s Joint Policy Council, the Automotive Applications Council of SMDI and the Center for Precision Forming. He has 39 years of experience in the steel industry, having worked in production supervision, applications engineering, marketing and market development. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA from Indiana University-Northwest.