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U. S. Steel Realigns Corporate Administrative Functions

Names Gene Trudell Vice President-Business Services


United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) announced today that it is realigning its corporate administrative functions to include the creation of a business services organization. The new group, which includes a significant portion of the company's administrative personnel, will be responsible for routine activities previously spread across multiple organizations, as well as the development and management of the company's systems and information technology. The business services organization will be under the direction of Eugene P. Trudell, who has been named vice president-business services, effective October 1, reporting to U. S. Steel President and Chief Operating Officer John P. Surma.

U. S. Steel Chairman and CEO Thomas J. Usher said of today's announcement, "We have been aggressive in pursuing our cost-reduction objectives, and this administrative realignment is a critical step in the process. In Gene's capable hands, the new business services organization will quickly move us closer to our goals."

Surma added, "The most important feature of the business services organization will be a shared-services model for administrative activities with a strong focus on performance, accountability and continuous improvement. This new structure is expected to simultaneously reduce costs, enable future growth and provide administrative flexibility. Gene's demonstrated ability to cost-effectively deliver high quality services across many components of our business makes him the perfect choice to fill this challenging position."

Trudell, 55, began his career with U. S. Steel in 1970 as an order detailer in commercial order entry at the company's headquarters in Pittsburgh. In 1977, he moved to marketing administrative services as a systems designer, and progressed through a number of increasingly responsible positions in tubular marketing and business planning. In 1984, he was named supervisor of the commercial systems department. He was promoted to department manager of U. S. Steel quality systems in 1987.

In 1989, Trudell was transferred to Mon Valley Works, near Pittsburgh, where he was named manager-business systems. He served in that capacity until 1993, with Clairton Works and the Fairless Plant added to his area of responsibility in 1990 and 1991, respectively. His responsibility for these three facilities was expanded in 1993 to include process control, when he was named manager-systems and process control. He returned to headquarters in 1996 when he was promoted to general manager-computer services, a position he held until 2002, when he was named managing director - information technology services.

Trudell earned a bachelor's degree in education from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh in 1970. He is a former president and current member of the Steel Industry Systems Association, an organization that provides a forum for systems professionals to gather and discuss the implementation of systems within the steel industry.

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SOURCE: United States Steel Corporation

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