Steel Mills

Retiring U.S. Steel Exec Joins GrafTech

Written by Sandy Williams

U.S. Steel announced Jan. 31 that the president of its tubular products segment, David J. Rintoul, plans to retire effective Feb. 28. Graphite electrode company GrafTech announced concurrently that Rintoul will join the company as President and CEO effective March 1.

Rintoul, currently senior vice president – tubular business and president of tubular products, began his tenure at U.S. Steel in 2007 as general manager of Granite City Works. He then served as general manager of Great Lakes Works and president of U.S. Steel Canada. In 2011, he was elected vice-president – European operations and president – U.S. Steel Kosice in the Slovak Republic and Republic of Serbia. He assumed leadership of U.S. Steel’s tubular product business in 2014.

GrafTech is global company headquartered in Brooklyn Hts., Ohio, and produces electrodes for electric arc furnaces. U.S. Steel is planning the eventual construction of an EAF at its Fairfield, Ala., location.

Electrodes, which are critical to the EAF steelmaking process, have been in short supply. U.S. Steel may appreciate having an ally in the electrode business at some point in the future.

Latest in Steel Mills