DJJ names new president
Mark Schaefer is the new president of scrap recycling firm The David J. Joseph Co.
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DJJ names new president

Mark Schaefer moves over from vice president role with parent company Nucor Corp.

December 17, 2020

The Cincinnati-based David J. Joseph Co. (DJJ) has announced the promotion of Mark Schaefer to president of the scrap recycling firm, effective Jan. 1, 2021. Schaefer succeeds Craig Feldman, who will remain an executive vice president based in Charlotte, North Carolina, which also is the home of DJJ’s parent company, Nucor Corp.

Since joining DJJ in 1985, Schaefer has served in a variety of roles, including brokerage representative and district manager in the ferrous trading business; vice president of logistic services; president of the U-Pull & Pay auto salvage business unit; and as DJJ’s executive vice president of both the recycling and brokerage groups. He was appointed Nucor general manager in 2013 and Nucor vice president in 2014. 

Schaefer is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and earned his MBA from Denver University.

Founded in 1885, DJJ describes itself as one of the largest scrap brokers and processors in the United States. DJJ operates six regional scrap recycling companies in the U.S., contributing to a network of more than 60 facilities. The company also operates 12 self-serve used auto parts stores and 12 domestic and international ferrous and nonferrous scrap brokerage offices that, in addition scrap, trade ferro-alloys and specialty pig iron.