United States Steel Corporation Appoints Christine S. Breves Vice President
And Chief Procurement Officer
PITTSBURGH, June 10, 2013
PITTSBURGH, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- United States Steel Corporation
(NYSE: X) President and Chief Operating Officer Mario Longhi today announced
the appointment of Christine S. Breves to the position of vice president and
chief procurement officer effective July 1. Breves, who will be based at U.
S. Steel's Pittsburgh headquarters, will report to Larry T. Brockway, senior
vice president and chief risk officer, and join the company's executive
Breves will be responsible for the enhancement and execution of the global
procurement and sourcing strategy for the company, with an early emphasis on
driving business performance improvements by optimizing the company's
procurement spend. She succeeds Michael J. Hatcher, who has held the position
since 2009 and was appointed vice president – business development and real
estate in a related announcement issued today.
"I am pleased to welcome Christie Breves to U. S. Steel, where her extensive
expertise and demonstrated track record in leading procurement excellence will
add immediate value to our company's business performance improvement plans,"
Longhi said. "She brings a wealth of strategic sourcing knowledge and
practical application that will enable us to strengthen the alignment of our
procurement function with our long-range business strategy and optimize the
benefits of the Oracle enterprise resource planning platform we are
Breves, 57, joins U. S. Steel following her January 2013 retirement from Alcoa
Inc., where she served as its chief procurement officer since 2004 with
responsibility for strategic materials, indirect materials and services and
capital. She also led Alcoa's global procurement organization, which included
commodity management, regional procurement operations and the procurement
center of excellence, which had oversight for technology and process support.
Previously, she served in several procurement leadership roles within Alcoa,
including the development of processes that led to productivity improvements
from the company's Oracle enterprise resource planning platform. Breves was
director of purchasing for Alumax when the company was acquired by Alcoa in
1998. Procurement, under her leadership, has been recognized by Hackett and
A.T. Kearney. Prior to procurement, Breves held positions in accounting,
maintenance management and strategic planning.
Breves earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the College
of Charleston in Charleston, S.C., and a master's degree in business
administration from The Citadel, also in Charleston. She is a Certified
Purchasing Manager and currently serves as vice chairman of CAPS Research.
She is a past member of the national board of directors of the Institute of
For more information about U.S.Steel, visit www.ussteel.com.
SOURCE United States Steel Corporation
Contact: Courtney Boone, 412.433.6791, or Sarah Cassella, 412.433.6777
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