U.S. Steel promotes David B. Burrit to COO
Since joining the company in September 2013 as executive vice president and chief financial officer, Mr. Burritt has assumed increasing responsibility for commercial activities, plant operations and strategic planning.
Prior to joining U. S. Steel in September 2013 as executive vice president and chief financial officer, Mr. Burritt served as chief financial officer at Caterpillar Inc. and retired in 2010.
During more than 32 years with Caterpillar, he helped lead several important transformations and employee development initiatives at the company.
This is including his role as business measurements manager to support Caterpillar's reorganization into accountable business units, his role as corporate champion for the company-wide 6 Sigma deployment, and his leadership role that helped Caterpillar effectively navigate the financial crisis and related recovery.
Mario Longhi, who has served as president and chief executive officer since September 2013, will remain U. S. Steel's CEO and continue to serve on the Board of Directors.
Mr. Longh has held a series of increasingly responsible executive leadership roles since he joined U. S. Steel in July 2012 as executive vice president & chief operating officer.
Mr. Longh was appointed president and chief operating officer in June 2013 and was elected president and chief executive officer in September 2013.
Prior to joining U. S. Steel, Mr. Longhi spent more than 30 years in the metals industry, most notably in executive roles at Alcoa and Gerdau Ameristeel.