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U.S. Steel shakes up management team

Keywords: Tags  U.S. Steel, steel, David L. Britton, David J. Rintoul, Anthony R. Bridge, Geoff M. Turk, Mario Longhi, executive changes Rey Mashayekhi

NEW YORK — U.S. Steel Corp. has named a new senior vice president and chief technology officer, in addition to other managerial appointments.

David L. Britten was promoted to the newly created position of senior vice president and chief technology officer. Britten, 53, joined U.S. Steel in 2011 as vice president of tubular technology and business development, and was named senior vice president of tubular operations in 2013. Prior to joining U.S. Steel, he served as executive vice president of Stockholm-based SSAB AB and president of the company’s Americas division.

In his new role, Britten "will be responsible for a further expansion of the company’s worldwide innovation, technology, engineering, and research and development of products, services and solutions," the Pittsburgh-based steelmaker said in a press release April 3.

David J. Rintoul, who currently leads U.S. Steel’s "Carnegie Way" initiative, was named senior vice president of the tubular business. Rintoul, 56, who previously served as president of U.S. Steel’s operations in Slovakia, joined the company in 2007 after more than 30 years’ experience in the steel industry.

Geoff M. Turk, 50, was named vice president of transformation, joining U.S. Steel after 24 years with Peoria, Ill.-based Caterpillar Inc., where he served most recently as director of the company’s advanced components and systems product business.

"I am pleased to announce these important executive appointments, all of which further leverage the deep expertise and leadership capability of our executive team," U.S. Steel president and chief executive officer Mario Longhi said in a statement. "These changes are designed to accelerate our return to profitability while positioning us for the future innovation that will support our successful growth."

U.S. Steel said that Anthony R. Bridge, vice president of engineering and technology, will retire at the end of May.

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