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U. S. Steel Appoints Michael L. Chapman GM of Facility Marketing and Business Planning


United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) today announced that Michael L. Chapman has been appointed general manager-facility marketing and business planning, succeeding James W. Mellin who has elected to retire after 36 years of service. The appointment is effective September 1.

In his new position at the company's headquarters in Pittsburgh, Chapman, 50, will be responsible for planning and scheduling production at all of U. S. Steel's steelmaking and finishing facilities to ensure that the company meets the needs of its customers while maximizing the cost benefits of product mix and plant location. He is currently general manager of business planning for U. S. Steel Kosice (USSK) in the Slovak Republic.

"Mike has excellent credentials to fill this important and challenging position," said U. S. Steel President and Chief Operating Officer John P. Surma. "He has three decades of broad and proven operational and planning experience at U. S. Steel, including his latest key assignment with USSK in Central Europe."

Chapman began his U. S. Steel career in 1973 as a steelworker at U. S. Steel's Texas Works in Baytown, Texas. He advanced into the management ranks in 1978 as turn foreman-refractories and was promoted to shift manager-casting in 1984.

In 1987, Chapman was transferred to the Pittsburgh headquarters where he became a buyer in the purchasing department. He served in several different managerial purchasing capacities until 1992, when he was named manager- environmental procurement and reporting in the environmental department.

Two years later he was named reengineering manager-procurement and reporting in the planning and quality assurance department. After managing several business planning functions in Pittsburgh, he was transferred to U. S. Steel's Gary (Ind.) Works in 1997 as manager-operations planning and primary scheduling. He was transferred the following year to U. S. Steel's Fairless Works near Philadelphia as manager-business planning. In 2001, he assumed his most recent position with USSK.

Chapman attended Lee College and Texas A & M University and, in 1988, received a bachelor of science degree in business from Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh.

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SOURCE: United States Steel Corporation

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