U. S. Steel Promotes Terza to Head Mon Valley Operations
United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) President John P. Surma today announced that Raymond R. Terza has been named general manager of Mon Valley Works, effective June 1, 2003.
In his new position, Terza will be responsible for all U. S. Steel Pittsburgh-area steelmaking operations, including the Edgar Thomson Plant in Braddock, the Irvin Plant in West Mifflin, and Clairton Works, the company's coking and coal chemical operations in Clairton. Additionally, he will be responsible for the Fairless galvanizing facility located outside of Philadelphia.
Terza, who is currently general manager of Clairton Works, will retain those responsibilities in addition to assuming those of Frederick T. Harnack, the previous general manager of Mon Valley Works. Following U. S. Steel's recent acquisition of National Steel Corporation's steelmaking assets, Harnack was named general manager of National's former Detroit-area facilities, which are now the U. S. Steel Great Lakes Works.
"Combining responsibilities for the plants of the Mon Valley Works and Clairton Works under one general manager, is one of the first steps we are taking to streamline administration following the National Steel acquisition," said Surma. "Ray Terza, who brings years of experience in successful steelmaking and coking operations to his new assignment, is well prepared to assume this new role. He has proven himself to be an effective leader who strongly believes in empowering employees and building strong ties in the communities where we operate."
Terza joined U. S. Steel in 1973 as a turn foreman in the machine shop of the company's former National-Duquesne Works near Pittsburgh. He moved through a variety of positions at National-Duquesne, Homestead and Irvin before being named division manager of chemicals and energy at Clairton Works in 1989.
In 1992, Terza moved to the company's Mon Valley Works as division manager of iron and steel production. A year later he was named operations director - hot metal at Mon Valley Works.
In 1996, he was promoted and transferred to Gary Works in Indiana as plant manager of coke operations, and in 1997 was named plant manager - primary operations. He was promoted to general manager of Clairton Works in January 2001.
A native of Pittsburgh, Terza holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and a master's degree in business administration from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.
Terza has long been involved in community and political activities, and served as mayor of the city of Duquesne, Pa., from 1986 through 1989.
SOURCE: United States Steel Corporation
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