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U. S. Steel Names Gajdzik Plant Manager of Primary Operations at Gary Works


United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) today announced that Gary F. Gajdzik has been named plant manager-primary operations for Gary Works in Gary, Ind. The appointment is effective September 1. Gajdzik succeeds Anthony Bridge, who has been named managing director-blast furnace engineering & technology. As plant manager- primary operations, Gajdzik will oversee coke, iron and steel production at Gary Works, which includes responsibility for the plant's four blast furnaces, two basic oxygen process steelmaking facilities, four continuous casting lines and coking operations.

"Gary's extensive experience in operations combined with the quality leadership skills he has demonstrated throughout his career make him an excellent choice for this key production position at our flagship plant," said U. S. Steel President and Chief Operating Officer John P. Surma.

Gajdzik, 50, joined U. S. Steel in 1974 as a management trainee at the former National-Duquesne Works near Pittsburgh and progressed through a series of engineering positions in pipe and tubular production. From 1983 to 1996, he advanced through a number of increasingly responsible positions in the company's tubular operations at Fairfield, Ala., and Lorain, Ohio, before he was named general manager-steel production and casting at the former USS/Kobe joint venture in Lorain. In 1998, he was promoted to vice president- operations, and in 1999 to president of Lorain Tubular Co., LLC, which was formed in August that year following the transfer of USS/Kobe's steelmaking and bar production assets to Republic Technologies International.

Later in 1999, Gajdzik transferred to Pittsburgh headquarters to serve as general manager-tubular products, a position he held until his most recent assignment.

Gajdzik holds a bachelor of science degree in engineering mechanics from Pennsylvania State University and a master's degree in business administration from Cleveland State University.

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