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U. S. Steel Names Deborah A. Grabe General Manager-Business Planning


PITTSBURGH, March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) today announced that Deborah A. Grabe has been named general manager-business planning. Grabe reports to John C. Price, who was recently appointed vice president-supply chain.

Grabe, 44, is responsible for planning and scheduling production at all of U. S. Steel's North American steelmaking and finishing facilities. Grabe's career at U. S. Steel began in 1988 as a management associate in the company's purchasing department at its Pittsburgh headquarters. After advancing through increasingly responsible roles in purchasing, finishing operations at Mon Valley Works near Pittsburgh, raw materials planning, procurement, distribution and sales, and tubular products, Grabe was named manager-raw materials in 2004. In 2006, she advanced to her most recent position, general manager-procurement at U. S. Steel Kosice, where she oversaw all purchasing activities for the company's steelmaking operation in the Slovak Republic.

A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Grabe earned bachelor's degrees in accounting and finance from Robert Morris University in 1985. She completed her master's degree in business administration at Duquesne University in 1996. Debby and her husband, Thomas Barefoot, Jr., along with their two children, will return to the Pittsburgh area from Slovakia.

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