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U. S. Steel Names Pavia President of UEC Technologies, LLC


United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) President John P. Surma announced today that John W. Pavia has been named president-UEC Technologies, LLC (UEC), U. S. Steel's technology consulting business. He will also serve as president of the company's wholly owned subsidiary, Met-Chem Canada, Inc., which provides engineering and technical assistance to the mining, metallurgical, and mineral processing industries. In his new position, he will report to Bernard J. Fedak, managing director-engineering. The appointment was effective July 1, 2003.

Pavia, 56, began his career with U. S. Steel in 1969 in the maintenance department at the company's National-Duquesne Works where he moved through a series of increasingly responsible positions. In 1981, he was promoted to superintendent-maintenance in the Fairfield (Ala.) Works pipe mill, and in 1985 he was named area manager-caster maintenance. A year later he moved into plant engineering as a senior project engineer.

In 1992, Pavia was promoted to project manager-caster at Mon Valley Works near Pittsburgh, and later that year was named manager-engineering at Clairton Works. He returned to Mon Valley Works in 1996 as manager-engineering, and in late 1997 was appointed vice president-technology and laboratory services for UEC.

In 2000, Pavia was promoted to vice president-technology for USSK in Kosice, Slovakia, a position he held until being named president of UEC.

"With his extensive domestic and international experience in engineering and technology, John Pavia is a natural choice to lead the company's engineering technology business," said Surma.

Pavia graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1969 with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, and in 1973 earned a master's degree in business administration from the same institution. He is a member of the Association of Iron and Steel Engineers and the Slovak Metallurgical Society.

SOURCE: United States Steel Corporation

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