U. S. Steel Senior Vice President - Strategic Planning, Business Services and
Administration David H. Lohr to Retire
PITTSBURGH, June 10, 2013
PITTSBURGH, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --United States Steel Corporation
(NYSE: X) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John P. Surma announced today
that Senior Vice President – Strategic Planning, Business Services and
Administration David H. Lohr plans to retire later this year, after more than
39 years of service.
To facilitate an orderly transition of responsibilities, Lohr will retain
responsibility for business services, enterprise resource planning and other
administrative duties until his retirement. Effective July 1, Michael S.
Williams will be appointed senior vice president – strategic planning and
business development, assuming Lohr's responsibilities for these functions as
well as additional duties related to global marketing and real estate. Lohr
will continue to report to Surma, and Williams will report directly to
President and Chief Operating Officer Mario Longhi.
Commenting on Lohr's career, Surma said, "Dave is extremely knowledgeable
about all aspects of our steel business and has played a significant
leadership role within our flat-rolled, European and tubular operations
throughout his career. More recently, he has guided our strategic planning
process and business systems team and has led our enterprise resource planning
project. He has served our company with integrity and a commitment to our
success throughout his 39-year career. We extend our gratitude to Dave and
wish him, his wife Susan and their family all the best in his well-earned
"In addition to assuming responsibilities for strategic planning, Mike
Williams will assume leadership for global business development, real estate
and an expansion of our emphasis on global marketing - one of the most
critical factors in shaping the future of our company," said Surma. "This
role leverages his commercial and operations expertise within our company, and
the broader leadership and influence he brings within our industry. He will
be a strong partner to me, Mario Longhi and the entire executive management
team as we further develop our strategic approach to enhance shareholder
Lohr, 59, and a native of Norvelt, Pa., began his U. S. Steel career in 1974
at the National Plant, a pipe producing facility in McKeesport, Pa. He
advanced through increasingly responsible positions in tubular operations
there as well as Fairfield Tubular Operations in Fairfield, Ala., and
corporate headquarters before transitioning to flat-rolled operations in 1996
when he was named general manager - Mon Valley Works near Pittsburgh. He was
appointed vice president – operations, sheet products in 1999 and vice
president – plant operations in 2003.
From 2005 to 2008, Lohr served as senior vice president – European operations
and president – U. S. Steel Kosice and was responsible for the company's
operation in the Slovak Republic and the now-former facilities in the Republic
of Serbia. Lohr returned to the United States in 2008 when he was named
senior vice president – North American flat-roll operations and assumed his
current post in 2009.
Lohr graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1975 with a bachelor's
degree in industrial engineering. He completed the executive management
program at Pennsylvania State University in 1998.
Additional information about the biography of Michael S. Williams, 52, will be
included in a separate press release later today.
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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