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New Management at US Steel Canada

Written by Sandy Williams

US Steel Canada announced on Friday several executive management changes that will go into effect on Feb. 1. Michael A. McQuade will succeed Anton Jura as President and General manager of US Steel Canada. Anton Jura will take on a new assignment in US Steel’s flat rolled operations in the United States.

McQuade currently serves as vice president and chief financial officer. In his 33 year career he has held a variety of positions at the Ontario steel facility. McQuade, a former Stelco employee, became general manager of finance in 2007 following US Steel’s acquisition of Stelco.

Roy S. Collins, presently the controller at Hamilton Works, will assume McQuades duties as vice-president and CFO. Collins, a 36 year veteran at Hamilton Works began his career as a member of United Steelworkers Local 1005 and advanced through the ranks to become controller at Hamilton Works in 2007.

Jodi Koch, current human resources director, will advance to director human resources and employee relations with responsibility for US Steel Canada as well as US Steel’s Mon Valley Works near Pittsburgh. Koch spent 13 years with Ford Motor Company of Canada before joining US Steel in 2008.

“We thank Anton Jura for his leadership in Canada since 2009, and wish him good luck as he undertakes a new expatriate assignment in the USA,” said Douglas R. Matthews, senior vice president – North American flat-rolled operations. “We congratulate Mike McQuade and Roy Collins on their well-deserved advancements and Jodi Koch on the expansion of her duties. All of these moves are representative of our company’s continued commitment to leadership development of our worldwide leaders.”

Jura, a native of Bardejov in the Slovak Republic, began his career at US Steel in 2000 after the company acquired a Slovak steel company previously owned by VSV. He joined US Steel Canada as general manager in 2009 and became president in 2011.

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