Leadership & Board of Directors

Corporate Portrait of Carl Nelson

independent business consultant

Carl A. Nelson Jr.


Director, 2004

Carl A. Nelson Jr. has served as a director of Worthington since 2004. Nelson was a partner with Arthur Andersen, LLP and retired in February 2002 after 31 years of service. He had served as Managing Partner of the Arthur Andersen Columbus, Ohio office, and was the leader of the firm’s consulting services for the products industry in the United States. 

Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors of Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of thermoplastic corrugated pipe, where he is Chair of its Compensation Committee. Nelson is a Certified Public Accountant (retired) and a member of The Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from The Ohio State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin. He has taught in the MBA and executive education programs at The Ohio State University and is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. Nelson has significant public company accounting and financial expertise and qualifies as an “audit committee financial expert,” as defined by applicable SEC Rules.

Nelson has vast experience as a business consultant on a variety of projects involving areas such as large-scale technology implementation, defining strategic initiatives, strategic planning and projects with significant change requirements.