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U. S. Steel Executive Vice President Chuck Gedeon Retires


United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) announced today that Charles C. (Chuck) Gedeon, executive vice president-raw materials and transportation, has elected to retire at the end of May. A successor has not been named. Gedeon, who started in the steel industry as a laborer, has more than 40 years of experience in virtually every aspect of steelmaking.

"With Chuck's retirement, we will be losing a talented executive whose contributions have helped build U. S. Steel into the premier global company it is today," said U. S. Steel Chairman Thomas J. Usher. "Chuck's business expertise, passion for steel and affection for the men and women on the front lines of steelmaking have been hallmarks of his 40-year career and have made him a popular and effective leader."

Gedeon, 62, joined U. S. Steel in 1986 as vice president-raw materials and president of U. S. Steel Mining. He was promoted to senior vice president- related resources in 1988, and president-U. S. Diversified Group and senior vice president-raw materials for U. S. Steel in 1990. In 1992, he was appointed executive vice president-raw materials and diversified businesses. Gedeon was named to his current post in March 2003.

Gedeon began his steel career with Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation in 1959 as a laborer. After moving into management, he advanced through a series of positions in the production planning department of that firm's Pittsburgh Works and became supervisor of scheduling-production planning in 1968. A year later, he was transferred to Jones & Laughlin's Hennepin Works in Illinois where he was named product sales coordinator-coated sheet products. In 1971, Gedeon was assigned to the company's corporate office in Pittsburgh as product sales coordinator but returned to Hennepin, Ill., a year later as superintendent-production planning and inventory control. He returned to Pittsburgh in 1974 as manager-corporate customer service.

In 1976, Gedeon accepted a position with National Steel Corporation as director of administration for its National Steel Service Center Division in Parsippany, N.J. He became vice president-steel operations, planning and services for National Steel Corporation in 1981. A year later, Gedeon was appointed vice president-raw materials and services, and was named vice president-operations at National Steel in 1983.

Gedeon is a member of the Board of Directors of RTI International Metals, Inc., and is a member of the American Iron and Steel Institute.

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SOURCE: United States Steel Corporation

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