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U. S. Steel Appoints Lisa A. Roudabush to Lead Reorganized North American Flat-Rolled Products Quality Assurance Organization

Scott D. Buckiso Succeeds Roudabush as General Manager - Mon Valley Works


PITTSBURGH, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) today announced the appointment of Lisa A. Roudabush to the newly created position of managing director – product quality for the company's  North American flat-rolled product quality assurance organization.  Scott D. Buckiso, who currently serves as plant manager – finishing at Gary Works in Gary, Ind., will succeed Roudabush as general manager – Mon Valley Works.  Both appointments will be effective July 1.  

In her new role, Roudabush will coordinate customer quality requirements across all of U. S. Steel's North American flat-rolled steelmaking facilities.  Her organization, which will include existing plant-level quality organizations as well as the customer technical services group, will serve as a direct link between U. S. Steel's customers and the company's operating facilities to ensure that customers' current and future product and product quality needs are being served with the highest quality flat-rolled steel.  Roudabush will be based at the company's corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh and will report to Senior Vice President – North American Flat-Rolled Operations Michael S. Williams.

Buckiso will be responsible for overseeing operations at the four facilities that comprise the company's Mon Valley Works: Edgar Thomson Plant (primary operations) in Braddock, Pa.; Irvin Plant (finishing) in West Mifflin, Pa.; Clairton Plant (coking and coal chemical operation) in Clairton, Pa.; and Fairless Plant (galvanizing) near Philadelphia.  He will report to Anton Lukac, who will be assuming the role of vice president – U.S. flat-rolled operations.  

Commenting on the appointments, Williams said, "Throughout our company's long history, we have taken great pride in providing our customers with high-quality steel products.  In keeping with our long-standing commitment to continuous improvement in all aspects of our operations, we have elected to reorganize our North American flat-rolled products quality assurance group in order to capitalize on areas where we believe we can further differentiate ourselves from our competitors.  Lisa's extensive technical and operational expertise will play an important role in our efforts to further standardize flat-rolled quality procedures and practices, improve product flexibility at our flat-rolled facilities, and increase the speed of new flat-rolled product development.

"Scott is very familiar with our Mon Valley Works operations, having spent the first half of his career advancing through a variety of roles at two of those facilities," continued Williams.  "The additional operational and leadership experience Scott has gained from his European and Canadian assignments will be an asset to these facilities, which are consistently among our company's best performing integrated steelmaking operations."  

Roudabush, 50, began working at U. S. Steel in 1982 as a student co-op at the Research and Technology Center.  Upon graduating from college later that year, she joined the company as a management associate at the research center and progressed through a series of increasingly responsible research engineer positions before she was named research manager for coated products in 1992.  From 1994 through 2001, Roudabush advanced through a series of management roles in quality assurance and technology planning at Gary Works before returning to Pittsburgh to serve as manager – process technology at Mon Valley Works in 2001.  She returned to the company's Research and Technology Center in 2003 to serve as general manager of research and advanced to general manager – processed products in 2004.  She was named plant manager – Clairton Plant in 2006 and appointed to her most recent post, general manager – Mon Valley Works, in March 2008.

Roudabush, a Pittsburgh native, graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 1982 with a bachelor's degree in metallurgical engineering.  She also completed graduate-level work in metallurgical engineering and engineering management at the University of Pittsburgh.  

Buckiso, 44, joined U. S. Steel in 1990 as a management associate at Mon Valley Works' Irvin Plant.  From 1990 to 2004, he advanced through a series of increasingly responsible positions in finishing operations at the Irvin Plant, as well as casting at Mon Valley Works' Edgar Thomson Plant and finishing operations at Great Lakes Works.  In 2004, he advanced to division manager of rolling at Great Lakes Works, and in 2005, he added oversight of the plant's finishing operations to his area of responsibility.  In 2006, he relocated to the Republic of Serbia to serve as general manager of finishing at U. S. Steel Serbia's Smederevo facility.  Buckiso was named plant manager of U. S. Steel Canada's Lake Erie Works in October 2007 after U. S. Steel completed its acquisition of Canadian steelmaker Stelco Inc.  He was appointed to his most recent position, plant manager – finishing at Gary Works, in January 2009.  

Originally from Pittsburgh, Buckiso is a 1990 graduate of the University of Maryland with a degree in communication and speech.  He and his wife, Donna, and their children will relocate to the Pittsburgh area.  

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SOURCE United States Steel Corporation

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