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United States Steel Corporation Announces Management Changes In Raw Materials And Procurement Organization


PITTSBURGH, Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) announced a series of management changes in the company's raw materials and procurement organizations. General Manager – Raw Materials Marc Stoken has announced his retirement after 37 years with United States Steel. He will be succeeded by Scott Conley, effective Oct.1, 2013.  Management changes within the procurement organization include the naming of Eric Schomer as general manager – global materials management and procurement support, succeeding Miroslav Kiralvarga, who will return to U. S. Steel Kosice effective Oct.1.  John Foody, a seasoned metals industry procurement professional, joins U. S. Steel as general manager – procurement effective Sept.23.  Conley, Schomer and Foody will report to Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer Christine Breves.

Stoken began his U. S. Steel career in 1976.  He advanced through increasingly responsible positions in operations at U. S. Steel's Fairless Works.  Following a series of increasing responsibilities in purchasing, Stoken was named manager – strategic materials in 2004 and advanced to the position of general manager – raw materials in 2010.

Scott Conley began his U. S. Steel career in 1987 as an associate programmer at our Pittsburgh Service Center.  In 1993 he transitioned to the purchasing organization and held roles the both the corporate headquarters and in Minnesota.  In 2003 Conley was named general manager – raw materials purchasing for U. S. Steel Kosice in Slovakia. In 2009, Conley returned to Pittsburgh upon his appointment to director – blast furnace raw materials. Conley is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor's degree in computer science (1988), and a master's in business administration (1996).

Miroslav Kiralvarga relocated to the United States in 2011 in his role as general manager – global materials management and procurement support. He will return to his native Slovakia, where he will report to Senior Vice President – European Operations and Global Safety and President – U. S. Steel Kosice, George Babcoke. Prior to coming to the United States, Kiralvarga, held a series of leadership positions in U. S. Steel Kosice including vice president – human resources and most recently, vice president – management services and administration. He earned his master's of business administration from the University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business.   

Schomer began his career with U. S. Steel in 1988 as a management associate. Following a series of increasingly responsible positions within the company's corporate headquarters as well as its North American flat-rolled operations, Schomer was named general manager – procurement in June 2012 with responsibilities for all procurement activities at U. S. Steel facilities. As general manager – global materials management and procurement support, he will be responsible for parts and material support for U. S. Steel facilities. Originally from Connellsville, Pa., Schomer graduated from the Harrisburg campus of Pennsylvania State University in 1987 with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. He received his master's in business administration from Duquesne University in 1996.

Foody was most recently senior director – indirect materials and services in Alcoa's Global Procurement organization.  During his more than 24 years with Alcoa, Foody worked through a variety of positions in internal audit and financial shared services.  Since 1997 he has held multiple assignments in the Alcoa Global Procurement organization, culminating in his most recent position as the global leader of indirect materials and services procurement.  Foody is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University where he earned his bachelor's of science industrial management, as well as Antioch University where he earned a master's of science in management. 

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