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U. S. Steel Announces Senior Executive Retirements


United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) announced today that Dr. Charles G. (Chuck) Carson, vice president-environmental affairs; Thomas W. Goettge, vice president-raw materials; and Donald L. Foster, vice president-international and president-UEC Technologies LLC, have elected to retire at the end of June. In an earlier release, U. S. Steel announced the retirement of Charles C. Gedeon, executive vice president-raw materials and transportation. The company will not fill the vacancies created by these retirements, but will reassign their responsibilities to other officers and managers.

Carson, 61, joined U. S. Steel in 1970 as a research engineer at the company's Research Center in Monroeville, Pa., and progressed through a series of technical and management positions in both research and commercial operations. In 1993, Carson was appointed to his current position as vice president-environmental affairs with responsibility for overseeing U. S. Steel's environmental compliance and improvement activities, and coordinating the company's relationships with various environmental agencies and groups.

"During his tenure as vice president of environmental affairs, Chuck has taken U. S. Steel beyond environmental compliance and established the company as a leader in environmental stewardship," said U. S. Steel Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Thomas J. Usher. "He is recognized as an innovative leader throughout the company and throughout the industry."

Goettge, 59, began his career with U. S. Steel in 1965 as a process analyst at Clairton Works. He moved through a series of operating and management positions and in 1972 was part of a team that commissioned the Q-BOP steelmaking facility at Gary Works in Indiana. In 1984, Goettge oversaw installation of the slab caster at Fairfield Works in Birmingham, Ala., and in 1990 became project manager for U. S. Steel's new joint venture, PRO-TEC, a hot dip galvanizing facility in Leipsic, Ohio. Under Goettge's leadership, Clairton Works, a cokemaking facility, became the first heavy industrial facility in the United States to achieve the ISO 14001 environmental management certification and became the environmental standard against which other coke facilities are measured.

"U. S. Steel has long depended upon Tom's technological knowledge, operating experience and leadership skills to help keep us in the forefront of our industry," said Usher. "He has left an enduring legacy at U. S. Steel that few can match."

Foster started his career with U. S. Steel in 1979 as a management trainee at Gary Works and moved into sales in 1980. He held a variety of sales and marketing positions with the company and in 1999 was elected president-United States Steel International, Inc. In 2002, he was named to his current post, vice president-international with responsibility for international business development and trade issues; and was also named president of UEC Technologies LLC, U. S. Steel's technology consulting business.

Commenting on Foster's career at U. S. Steel, Usher said, "Don's commitment to customer service both in the United States and abroad have contributed significantly to the company's success in a highly competitive global steel market."

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