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Anton Jura president and general manager of U.S. Steel Canada

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Pittsburgh, Pa., USA - December 13, 2010, Pittsburgh, Pa., USA - United States Steel Corporation announced several appointments in its North American operations unit, effective January 1, 2011.

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Scott H. Coleman has been named general manager of Great Lakes Works, U. S. Steel's integrated steelmaking facility in Ecorse and River Rouge, Mich.

Mr. Coleman joined U. S. Steel in 1994 as a shift manager in the finishing operations at Fairfield Works in Fairfield, Ala., after spending five years at the former AK Steel facility in Dover, Ohio. He advanced through increasingly responsible positions in Fairfield Works' finishing operations and was named senior area manager – coating and finishing in October 2000.

In 2003, Mr. Coleman accepted an assignment as deputy general manager-finishing operations at U. S. Steel Kosice in the Slovak Republic. He returned to Fairfield Works in 2005 as plant manager-finishing operations. In 2006, he advanced to the position of plant manager-Keetac, an iron ore mining and pelletizing operation in northern Minnesota. Mr. Coleman was named to his most recent post, general manager – Minnesota Ore Operations, in 2007.

Mr. Coleman graduated from the University of Akron in 1990 with a bachelor's degree in industrial management.

Anton Jura, who currently serves as general manager – Canadian operations for the company's U. S. Steel Canada subsidiary, will advance to the role of president and general manager of U. S. Steel Canada.

Mr. Jura began his professional career in 1987 as a technology foreman in the metallurgical ceramics plant VSZ Keramika, owned by VSZ, the Slovak steelmaking company purchased by U. S. Steel in November 2000. Over the next nine years, he held increasingly responsible positions at the metallurgical ceramics plant, and in 1996 he was named to the executive board of VSZ a.s. and concurrently vice president for strategic planning.

In 1998, he became director of the joint venture VSZ-U. S. Steel, s.r.o. When U. S. Steel acquired VSZ in November 2000, Mr. Jura was appointed U. S. Steel Kosice's vice president for human resources. He was named vice president for strategic implementation at USSK in 2003 and advanced to general manager-processed products at U. S. Steel's Pittsburgh headquarters in 2006, a position he held until his appointment in 2009 as general manager-Canadian operations.

Mr. Jura graduated from the Technical University in Kosice, Faculty of Metallurgy in 1987. Between 1996 and 2000, he participated in the Weekend Executive Master of Business Administration course at the University of Pittsburgh's Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and earned a master's degree in business administration.

Mr. Coleman and Mr. Jura will succeed David J. Rintoul, who was recently elected vice president – European operations and president – U. S. Steel Kosice (USSK) in the Slovak Republic.

Also, Thomas Kelly has been appointed to succeed Mr. Coleman as general manager – Minnesota Ore Operations.

Mr. Kelly began his career at U. S. Steel in 1978 as a laborer at Gary Works in Gary, Ind. He was promoted through supervisory positions in steel production, iron making and casting at Gary Works and Fairfield Works before advancing to division manager – steel production and casting at Gary Works in 1996. Over the next seven years, he progressed through similar roles in iron production and at the plant's hot strip mill.

When U. S. Steel completed its purchase of Serbian steelmaker Sartid a.d. in 2003, Mr. Kelly was named president and general director of the newly formed U. S. Steel Serbia. In 2005, he returned to the United States and Gary Works to serve as plant manager – primary operations.

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