U. S. Steel Announces Management Changes in North American Sales and Marketing Organizations
PITTSBURGH, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) today announced two advancements in the company's North American sales and marketing organizations. Robert Y. Kopf III has been appointed general manager-North American flat-rolled marketing. Kopf succeeds Robert J. Beltz, who was named vice president-commercial, Europe earlier today. William L. Reder has been advanced to general manager-sales, which was Kopf's former position. Kopf will report to Senior Vice President-North American Flat-Roll Operations Michael S. Williams. Reder will report to Vice President-Sales Joseph R. Scherrbaum, Jr. The changes were effective Feb. 1.
In his new role, Kopf, 43, will oversee industry market strategies, product mix distribution and pricing for U. S. Steel's flat-rolled operations in the United States and Canada.
A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Kopf joined U. S. Steel in 1988 as a management associate in the sales organization. Over the next 16 years, he progressed through a series of increasingly responsible sales, customer service and marketing management positions at U. S. Steel offices in Columbia, S.C., Cincinnati, Ohio, Chicago, Ill., Troy, Mich., and Pittsburgh, Pa.
In 2004, Kopf relocated to Slovakia after being appointed managing director-sales and marketing for U. S. Steel Kosice. Kopf returned to Pittsburgh in 2007 to serve as manager-sales in the tin and container sales organization, assuming additional responsibilities as director-international sales in March 2008. He was named to his most recent position, general manager-sales, in January 2009.
Kopf graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1988 with a bachelor's degree in communication. He is a member of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) and currently serves as chairman of the Steel Packaging Council, an AISI Steel Market Development Institute committee. He is also a member of the Canned Food Alliance's executive committee. Kopf will continue to be based at U. S. Steel's corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh.
Reder, 45, will be responsible for sales activities related to North American flat-rolled products customers in the appliance, electrical, construction, sheet converter, tin and container markets. He will also oversee semi-finished product sales as well as sales of North American flat-rolled products outside the United States.
Reder's U. S. Steel career began in 1988 as a management associate in sales. During the next 19 years, he advanced through management roles in the company's sales and marketing organizations at locations in Philadelphia, Pa., Troy, Mich., and Oakbrook, Ill.
In 2007, Reder was appointed managing director-sales and marketing for U. S. Steel Kosice and was based in the Slovak Republic. He returned to Pittsburgh in 2009 when he advanced to his most recent position, manager-sales in the tin and container sales organization. In that role, Reder was also responsible for sales of semi-finished products and North American flat-rolled products outside the United States.
Reder, who is a native of Pittsburgh, Pa., earned a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Pittsburgh in 1988. He will be based at U. S. Steel's Pittsburgh headquarters.
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SOURCE: United States Steel Corporation
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