NEW YORK Mario
Longhi, president and chief operating officer of U.S. Steel
Corp., has been appointed chief executive officer effective
Sept. 1, the company said late Aug. 16.
Longhi, who joined the
Pittsburgh-based steelmaker last year, will succeed John P.
Surma, who will retain the position of executive chairman
through Dec. 31, when he will retire from the company and its
board of directors.
The move comes just
months after Longhi was named president of the integrated steel
amm.com, May 30). He joined the flat-rolled
steelmaker as executive vice president and chief operating
officer after leading Gerdau Long Steel North America. Prior to
joining Gerdau, he served 23 years at global aluminum producer
Alcoa Inc. (
amm.com, July 2, 2012).
The company also named
David B. Burritt to succeed executive vice president and chief
financial officer Gretchen R. Haggerty, who will retire Aug.
31. Burritt, who served as chief financial officer and vice
president of global finance and strategic services for
Caterpillar Inc. from 2004 to 2010, will report directly to
Longhi effective Sept. 1.
The company also said
James D. Garraux, general counsel and senior vice president,
will retire by the end of 2013 after 34 years with the
The company made a number of other management changes
earlier this summer (
amm.com, June 10).