John Douglas Carter

John Douglas Carter

Title: Metal Products Executive
Company: Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.
Location: Portland, Oregon, United States

John Douglas Carter, Metal Products Executive, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in business management.

In 1968, Mr. Carter graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Art in history and went on to earned a Juris Doctor from Harvard University in 1971. While he began his journey to professional success in the legal industry, his interests soon changed when he was hired at Bechtel Group, Inc. in 1982. There, Mr. Carter held various management positions, including executive vice president of the board of directors. During that time, he additionally worked as the president of Bechtel Enterprises, Inc. In 2002, he relocated to become the president and chief executive officer of Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. He has remained with the company in the years since then, though his title changed to chairman in 2008.

An active member in each field he pursued, Mr. Carter maintains affiliation with Walden House, Inc., the International Bar Association, the Oregon Bar Association and the Supreme Court Bar Association. He is additionally a trustee with the Nature Conservancy of Oregon. Civically, he has acted on the board of several organizations, including the London & Continental Railways and Flir Systems Inc. He additionally acted as the chair of Oregon Business IM and was a member of Jeld-Wen from 2013 until 2016.

Throughout his illustrious career, Mr. Carter has been able to mentor many different people in the business world. He takes pride in being able to encourage them to succeed no matter how challenging it may be. He considers the highlight of his career to be his experience in helping to improve the lives of others. As a testament to his success, he is featured in numerous editions of Who’s Who in Finance and Business, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the West and Who’s Who in Corporate America. Outside of his primary business endeavors, Mr. Carter enjoys hunting and fishing.

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