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U. S. Steel Names Szymanski General Manager-Service Centers, Electrical, Agricultural and Industrial Equipment


Thomas J. Usher chairman, CEO and president of United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X), today announced the appointment of Stephen A. Szymanski to the position of general manager-service centers, electrical, agricultural and industrial equipment. The appointment is effective September 1.

In this position, based in Chicago, Szymanski will be responsible for both marketing and sales to U. S. Steel's service center, electrical, agricultural and industrial equipment customers. He succeeds Joseph R. Scherrbaum, Jr. who has been appointed vice president-commercial for U. S. Steel Kosice in the Slovak Republic. Szymanski will report to J. James Kutka, vice president - commercial for sheet products.

Szymanski began his career with U. S. Steel in 1974 and held various sales positions in Chicago and Milwaukee. In 1981, he became a sales representative for the company's central region and in 1983, moved into marketing when he was named product manager for heavy products. Szymanski was promoted to manager- sales for the Midwest region in 1988 with responsibility for plate and structural products and in 1992 was named district sales manager for the Chicago area. In 1997, he was promoted to his most recent position, manager- sales and service for the Midwest region.

Szymanski holds a bachelor's degree in engineering management from the University of Missouri in Rolla, a master's degree in management from Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management in Evanston, Ill. and a master's degree in business management from Marquette University in Milwaukee.

He has been an executive member of the metals industry committee for the Boy Scouts of Chicago for the past seven years and chairman for two years.

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