PITTSBURGH — United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) announced on Tuesday the executive leadership for three of the company's newly created commercial entities. Joseph R. Scherrbaum will serve as acting vice president - Industrial Solutions, Geoff M. Turk will serve as vice president - Service Center Solutions and Lawrence W. Sutherland will serve as acting head - Mining Solutions, effective Jan. 1, 2015.
"I am pleased that Joe, Geoff, and Larry have accepted these assignments at this critical juncture in our company's transition. Their business acumen, institutional knowledge and close relationships with our customers will be vitally important as we realign to ensure our mutual success," said United States Steel President and Chief Executive Officer Mario Longhi.
Scherrbaum will serve as acting vice president - Industrial Solutions. His area of focus will include customers in the pipe and tube manufacturing market, agricultural and industrial equipment markets and industrial container market. He will also provide leadership in transitioning the existing commercial structure to the new commercial entities. Scherrbaum has worked for U. S. Steel for his entire 35-year career, beginning at the Lorain-Cuyahoga Works outside Cleveland and working through a series of increasingly responsible positions in sales and customer service. Scherrbaum had served in his current role, vice president - sales, since April 2009.
Turk, vice president - transformation, will lead Service Center Solutions. In this role, he will align closely with service center and distributor customers who provide a critical bridge to a wide variety of enterprises. Before joining U. S. Steel in April 2014, Turk spent 24 years with Caterpillar Inc., where he held leadership positions in the remanufacturing division, drivetrain systems group and the advanced components and systems product business. James F. Dudek has been named general manager of strategy and transformation and will be responsible for continuing to drive The Carnegie Way transformation. Dudek joined the company in 1996 in quality assurance and worked through a series of positions of increased responsibility in both operations and strategic planning prior to his most recent role as director of global manufacturing strategy.
The acting head of the Mining Solutions entity will be Sutherland. Currently he serves as general manager, Minnesota Ore Operations where he has been responsible for the company's taconite facilities in Mt. Iron and Keewatin. As acting head Sutherland will focus on the company's iron ore mines and iron ore joint ventures. U. S. Steel's integrated steel plants will be the entity's primary customer. A native of Minnesota's Iron Range, Sutherland has worked in the steel industry for more than 35 years, beginning as a union millwright before advancing in a series of increasingly responsible management roles with U. S. Steel.
These commercial entities are part of a larger realignment of United States Steel, announced on Nov. 17, as the company continues to drive its transformation through The Carnegie Way. The remaining leadership for the automotive and consumer solutions entities will be announced in the near future.