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U.S. Steel Canada shuffles management

Jan 24, 2014 | 03:34 PM |

Tags  steel, U.S. Steel, USS Canada, Michael McQuade, Roy Collins, Jodi Koch, Mario Longhi, U.S. Steel USS

NEW YORK — U.S. Steel Canada has named a new president and chief financial officer, in addition to implementing other management changes, it said in a statement Jan. 24.

Michael A. McQuade, vice president and chief financial officer, has been appointed president and general manager of the U.S. Steel Corp. subsidiary effective Feb. 1. He succeeds Anton Jura, who will assume an unspecified position in the company’s North American flat-rolled operations in the United States.

McQuade will have management oversight for all U.S. Steel Canada operations. Originally employed with Stelco Inc., McQuade became general manager of finance when U.S. Steel completed its acquisition of the Hamilton, Ontario-based company in 2007.

Roy S. Collins, controller of the company’s Hamilton Works, will assume McQuade’s responsibilities. He started his 37-year career at the company’s Hamilton Works as a member of United Steelworkers union Local 1005.

Jodi Koch, director of human resources, will become director of human resources and employee relations, with continued responsibility for U.S. Steel Canada. Koch, who also will be responsible for U.S. Steel’s Mon Valley Works, joined U.S. Steel Canada in 2008 after 13 years with Ford Motor Co. of Canada Ltd.

The moves follow months of management changes and reshuffling at the company’s U.S. and Slovakian operations, which insiders said was prompted by president and chief executive officer Mario Longhi taking the reins at the steelmaker (, Sept. 20).

Market sources have noted the possibility of more changes to be announced during the Pittsburgh-based company’s earnings call Jan. 28, with some anticipating additional management reshuffling while others indicated possible divestment plans.

A U.S. Steel spokeswoman told AMM via email that she could not comment any further ahead of the company’s earnings release.

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