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USS Names Brown to Top Leadership Role at Big River Steel

Written by David Schollaert

U.S. Steel has named Daniel R. Brown as Senior Vice President of Advanced Technology Steelmaking and Chief Operating Officer of its Big River Steel Works.

US SteelBrown, who held the position of vice president at BRS, will not only lead the flat rolled steel production presently in place at BRS, but also the new minimill in Osceola, Ark., planned for 2024. The new output of advanced steelmaking and finishing capabilities will utilize the first endless casting and rolling facility in the U.S.

“Dan Brown is the highly capable, engaged, and effective leader you hope to find in your organization,” said U.S. Steel President and CEO David Burritt. “As the leader of Big River Steel, he has been remarkable, and we will need even more of his talents with the planned addition of another technologically advanced mill, electrical steel production capabilities and industry leading finishing capabilities. As an integral member of the executive team, Dan’s advancement is consistent with his significant value to the company.”

The change is effective Feb. 1, with Brown reporting directly to Burritt.

Brown joined U.S. Steel in 1994 as a management associate in the Mon Valley Works Cold Mill and has progressed through roles of increasing commercial and leadership responsibility, the company said, including Gary Works’ plant manager of primary operations and, most recently, Great Lakes Works’ general manager from April 2019 through June 2021.

Brown, a graduate of Penn State University with a BA in Business Logistics, also earned an MBA from Duquesne University in 1998.

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