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U. S. Steel Announces Two Key Management Changes


PITTSBURGH and ST. LOUIS, July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) today announced two key management changes. David J. Rintoul has been named general manager-Granite City (Ill.) Works, succeeding Michael A. Fedorenko, who has been appointed general manager- engineering. In his new position, Fedorenko will be responsible for overseeing engineering projects at all of U. S. Steel's domestic operations and will report to Anthony R. Bridge, vice president-engineering and technology. Rintoul will manage the day-to-day operations of Granite City Works, U. S. Steel's integrated steelmaking operation near St. Louis. He will report to George F. Babcoke, vice president-plant operations. Both appointments are effective July 16.

Fedorenko, 52, graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1976 with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and began his career with U. S. Steel that same year. He advanced through a series of engineering positions at operations in Pennsylvania and Ohio, and in 1986, he moved into the purchasing department at the company's headquarters in Pittsburgh. In 1988, he was promoted to manager-purchasing at Fairless Works near Philadelphia.

Fedorenko was transferred to Fairfield Works in Alabama in 1990, where he served as manager-engineering. In 1996, he was named senior area manager-sheet products, and in 1998, he was named division manager-utilities, shops and services. He returned to Pittsburgh in 2000, when he was named plant manager of Mon Valley Works' Irvin Plant.

In September 2003, Fedorenko was named vice president-technology at U. S. Steel Kosice (USSK), U. S. Steel's steelmaking operation in the Slovak Republic, and in March 2005 was appointed vice president & general director-U. S. Steel Serbia, d.o.o and affiliated companies. He was named general manager- Granite City Works in May 2006.

Fedorenko and his wife, Kathy, and their two children, Mark and Kristine, will be returning to his hometown, Pittsburgh, where U. S. Steel's headquarters is located.

Rintoul, 50, brings to U. S. Steel a broad range of steelmaking expertise and experience gained during 30 years working in the steel industry.

He began his steelmaking career in 1979 in plate and strip rolling and finishing operations at Algoma Steel Corporation in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, where he rose through increasingly responsible assignments to the position of superintendent. In 1993, he joined Rouge Steel Corporation in Dearborn, Mich., as superintendent-cold mill. Rintoul moved to Acme Steel Company in Riverdale, Ill., in 1995 as manager-hot strip mill at the company's Compact Strip Plant. He became general manager-Compact Strip Plant in 1997 and general manager- steel manufacturing in 1999, a position he held until he was named vice president-operations at North Star BlueScope Steel in 2001. In 2005, he became vice president-operations at BlueScope's Butler Manufacturing Company in Kansas City, Mo., his most recent position before joining U. S. Steel.

A native of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Rintoul earned an associate's degree in mechanical engineering technology from Sault College of Applied Arts and Technology in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, in 1979. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration from Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., in 1983 and received a master's degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame (Ind.) in 2006.

Rintoul and his wife, Mary, will relocate to the Granite City area.

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SOURCE: United States Steel Corporation

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