PITTSBURGH – United States Steel Corp., parent company of the steel mill operations in Granite City, says David B. Burritt, who currently serves as executive vice president and chief financial officer, has been elected president and chief operating officer.
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. The changes were effective Wednesday.
In his new role, Burritt will have executive responsibility for all aspects of the company’s day-to-day business in the United States and Central Europe. He will continue to serve as CFO while the company undertakes a search to fill that role. Since joining the company in September 2013 as executive vice president and chief financial officer, Burritt has assumed increasing responsibility for commercial activities, plant operations and strategic planning.
Longhi will focus his time on the company’s strategic vision, which is critical given the increasingly competitive nature of the global steel industry, the company said in a statement.
Most of the steel mill operations in Granite City have been idled for the past year.
— From the Illinois Business Journal