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U. S. Steel Names Sharon K. Owen General Manager-Granite City Works


PITTSBURGH, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) today announced that Sharon K. Owen has been appointed general manager of Granite City Works in Granite City, Ill. Owen replaces David J. Rintoul, who was named general manager-Great Lakes Works in Ecorse and River Rouge, Mich., earlier today. Owen will report to Michael S. Williams, vice president-operations, Midwest. The change is effective March 1.

Owen, 53, and a native of Gary, Ind., will oversee operations at the St. Louis-area plant, which has an annual raw steelmaking capability of 2.8 million net tons.

Owen began her U. S. Steel career at Gary Works in Gary, Ind., in 1978, where she progressed through several supervisory positions in the quality assurance department before serving as a customer technical services representative at several sales offices in the East and Midwest beginning in 1990.

From 1993 to 1994, Owen served as manager of quality assurance for the Mon Valley Works' Fairless Plant near Philadelphia, and from 1994 to 1995 as senior area manager-steel producing at Gary Works. In 1996, she moved to headquarters as manager of automotive marketing. She advanced through a number of sales and marketing positions in automotive and tin products, and in 2003, she was named general manager-commercial, tin products. In 2004, she advanced to general manager-automotive, a position based at U. S. Steel's Automotive Center, an automotive customer-dedicated sales and research facility in Troy, Mich.

In August 2005, Owen was named plant manager-Midwest Plant, a finishing facility in Portage, Ind. She assumed her most recent assignment, plant manager-primary operations at Gary Works, in September 2006 and was responsible for the plant's primary steelmaking operation, which is where iron ore, coke and limestone are converted into steel slabs.

Owen earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Purdue University in 1978 and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh in 1998. She and her husband, Robert, will move to the Granite City area.

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