United States Steel Corporation Announces Executive Management Appointments
PITTSBURGH, June 10, 2013
PITTSBURGH, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- United States Steel Corporation
President and Chief Operating Officer Mario Longhi today announced a series of
executive management appointments. The appointments are effective July 1 and
involve individuals who will report directly to Longhi, unless otherwise
As announced earlier today, Michael S. Williams, who currently serves as
senior vice president – North American flat-rolled operations, has been named
senior vice president – strategic planning and business development, assuming
these responsibilities from David H. Lohr, who plans to retire later this
Reporting directly to Williams will be Michael J. Hatcher, who has been named
vice president – business development and real estate. Hatcher currently
serves as vice president – raw materials, procurement and real estate.
Douglas R. Matthews will succeed Williams in the role of senior vice president
– North American flat-rolled operations, and David L. Britten, who currently
serves as vice president – tubular technology and business development, will
assume the role of senior vice president – Tubular operations, succeeding
George F. Babcoke will return to the Slovak Republic to serve as senior vice
president – European operations and global safety, and president of U. S.
David J. Rintoul, who is currently vice president – European operations and
president of U. S. Steel Kosice, will relocate to the United States to fill
the newly created position of vice president – innovation and continuous
improvement. Anthony R. Bridge will retain his current role as vice president
– engineering and research and development.
In addition, the company announced the appointment of Christine S. Breves to
the role of vice president and chief procurement officer, reporting to Larry
T. Brockway, senior vice president and chief risk officer. She joins U. S.
Steel following her retirement from Alcoa Inc. in January 2013. Breves has
more than 30 years experience in leading procurement and global sourcing
strategies for large industrial firms in the mining and metals sector. An
additional news release later today will provide more details about this
appointment and Breves' background.
Commenting on the changes, Longhi said, "I am pleased to announce these
important executive management appointments, all of which further leverage the
deep expertise and leadership capability of each of these seasoned
executives. These changes will accelerate our business performance
improvement plans while maintaining a strong focus on our customers and a
commitment to our core values."
Williams, 52, will assume executive oversight of U. S. Steel's strategic
planning and business development functions as well as global marketing and
the company's real estate division. He has 13 years of service with U. S.
Steel during two separate tenures, most recently rejoining the company in
2006. Williams was also appointed to the board of directors of the American
Iron and Steel Institute in May.
Hatcher, 56, will manage U. S. Steel's business development activities and
continue to oversee USS Real Estate, the company's real estate division.
Hatcher's 32-year career includes tenures at Marathon Oil, which was acquired
by U. S. Steel in 1982 and became part of the former USX Corporation.
Matthews, 48, will oversee all flat-rolled operations, sales, marketing,
customer service and supply chain functions across U. S. Steel's North
American facilities. He has spent his entire 23-year career with the
Britten, 52, will have executive responsibility for U. S. Steel Tubular
Products, including operations and sales, energy services, tubular technology
development efforts and other tubular business development activities. He
joined U. S. Steel in 2011 as vice president – tubular technology & business
Babcoke, 56, will continue to have executive responsibility for U. S. Steel
Kosice in the Slovak Republic as well as global oversight of safety and
industrial hygiene for the company. Babcoke has been with U. S. Steel for 37
Rintoul, 56, will fill the newly created post of vice president – innovation
and continuous improvement. In this role, which will be based in Pittsburgh,
he will be responsible for leading the company's worldwide continuous
improvement efforts as well as fostering greater levels of innovation
companywide. Rintoul joined U. S. Steel in 2007 after spending nearly 30
years advancing through increasingly responsible roles at several different
Bridge, 59, will continue to serve as vice president – engineering and
research and development now reporting directly to Mario Longhi. Bridge
joined U. S. Steel in 1998 after working a combined 22 years for two other
For more information about U.S.Steel, visit www.ussteel.com.
SOURCE United States Steel Corporation
Contact: Courtney Boone, 412.433.6791, Sarah Cassella, 412.433.6777
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