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U.S. Steel Names New Exec to Lead Flat Rolled Business

Written by Sandy Williams

U.S. Steel has selected Kenneth Jaycox to succeed Doug Matthew, who will retire in January, as Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. Jaycox will be responsible for all North American flat-rolled commercial activities with a focus on customer satisfaction, innovation, new business and market share growth.

“We are building a more customer-focused company with our ‘best of both’ strategy, and now it’s time to take it to the next level with Ken at the lead,” said President and CEO David Burritt. “With his deep commercial, operating and transformation experience, he brings new insights to accelerate our capabilities. Ken has a unique skillset with diverse non-metal background, where customer-centric, focused differentiation was critical. He will help us realize our ambition as the innovative, material solutions leader for our customers.”

Jaycox joins U.S. Steel from Sysco Corp. where he most recently served as Vice President Transformation. Prior to joining Sysco, Jaycox served as Chief Operating Officer at International Traders/First American Carriers and Vice President, Category Development and Distribution, as well as Vice President, Procurement, at Compass Group North America (Foodbuy). Earlier in his career he served as Vice-President/Group Director National Sales at Coca-Cola Co. and served in various sales positions at Dr. Pepper/7Up Co. and the Pepsi Bottling Co.

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