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U.S. Steel appoints several new executives

Keywords: Tags  U.S. Steel, Mario Longhi, Michael Williams, David Lohr, Michael Hatcher, Douglas Matthews, David Britten, David Rintoul U.S. Steel Košice SRO

NEW YORK — U.S. Steel Corp. has made a number of executive management appointments effective July 1, the company said June 10.

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 operations.

David J. Rintoul, currently vice president of European operations and president of U.S. Steel Košice 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 Košice.

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.

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