US Steel Appoints Former Gerdau Executive As New COO
U.S. Steel CEO John P. Surma announced a new executive vice president and chief operating officer for the company. Mario Longhi, the new COO, will report to Surma and will be based at USS corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh. Mr. Longhi will be responsible for U. S. Steel's North American Flat-Rolled, Tubular and Central European operations, as well as global operations services, according to the company.
Mr. Longhi comes directly from working 6 years with Gerdau Ameristeel Corporation serving as president and as chief executive officer. Mr. Longhi also spent 23 years at Alcoa, holding positions in Brazil, the United States and Switzerland. He also served as chairman, director and executive committee member of the Steel Manufacturers Association and director of the American Iron and Steel Institute.
Surma said, "Mario is a seasoned strategic leader of operationally intensive, international metals businesses, and is well known and highly regarded within the steel industry…"His demonstrated track record in leading businesses with a focus on safety, quality, customer service excellence, continuous improvement, growth and results are an excellent match with the core values and results-oriented culture of U. S. Steel."
The company also announced the appointments of George F. Babcoke, Douglas R. Matthews and Michael S. Williams to the company's executive management committee.Babcoke, senior vice president – Europe and global operations services, Matthews, senior vice president – Tubular Operations, and Williams, senior vice president – North American Flat-Rolled Operations, will report directly to Longhi. Source: U.S. Steel