U.S. Steel Corp. has made a number of executive
management appointments effective July 1, the company said June
All the executives, unless otherwise indicated, will report
directly to newly appointed president Mario Longhi, who also is
chief operating officer of the Pittsburgh-based steelmaker.
Michael S. Williams,
currently senior vice president of North American flat-rolled
operations, has been named senior vice president of strategic
planning and business development. He will succeed David H.
Lohr, who is retiring later this year.
Michael J. Hatcher,
currently vice president of raw materials, procurement and real
estate, has been named vice president of business development
and real estate. He will report to Williams.
Douglas R. Matthews
has been named senior vice president of North American
flat-rolled operations, while David L. Britten, currently vice
president of tubular technology and business development, will
succeed Matthews as senior vice president of tubular
David J. Rintoul,
currently vice president of European operations and president
of U.S. Steel Koice SRO in Slovakia, will relocate to the
United States to fill the newly created position of vice
president of innovation and continuous improvement. He will be
succeeded by George F. Babcoke, who will return to Slovakia and
serve as senior vice president of European operations and
global safety as well as president of U.S. Steel
Anthony R. Bridge will
retain his current role as vice president of engineering and
research and development.
The company also
announced the appointment of Christine S. Breves as vice
president and chief procurement officer, reporting to senior
vice president and chief risk officer Larry T. Brockway.
Breves, who joins U.S. Steel following her retirement from
Pittsburgh-based Alcoa Inc. in January, has more than 30
years experience in leading procurement and global
sourcing strategies for large industrial companies in the
mining and metals sector.