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U.S. Steel rejiggers procurement team

Keywords: Tags  U.S. Steel, raw materials, procurement, retirement, Marc Stoken, Scott Conley, Miroslav Kiralvarga, Christine Breves Jo Isenberg-O'Loughlin

NEW YORK — U.S. Steel Corp. has announced a series of management changes in its raw materials and procurement organizations, just weeks after Mario Longhi officially took the reins of the Pittsburgh-based steel producer.

The moves will see the retirement of a 37-year veteran of U.S. Steel and the addition of another former Alcoa Inc. procurement professional to the steelmaker’s ranks.

As part of the change of guard, Scott Conley, director of blast furnace raw materials, will succeed general manager of raw materials Marc Stoken, who will retire effective Oct. 1 after almost four decades with the company.

Management changes within U.S. Steel’s procurement organization, headed by vice president and chief procurement officer Christine Breves, include the promotion of Eric Schomer, currently general manager of procurement, to general manager of global materials management and procurement support. Schomer will succeed Miroslav Kiralvarga, who is returning to U.S. Steel Košice SRO in his native Slovakia, where he will report to George Babcoke, senior vice president of European operations and global safety and president of U.S. Steel Košice.

Joining the procurement team as general manager of procurement effective Sept. 23 is John Foody, former senior director of indirect materials and services in Alcoa’s Global Procurement organization.

Conley, Schomer and Foody will report to Breves, who joined U.S. Steel in June following her retirement from Pittsburgh-based Alcoa in January (, June 10).

Longhi, who was named chief executive officer of U.S. Steel Sept. 1, spent 23 years at Alcoa before joining Gerdau Ameristeel Corp., now Gerdau Long Steel North America, in 2005 (, July 2, 2012).

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