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U. S. Steel Canada: David J. Rintoul president, Anton Jura general manager

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Pittsburgh, Pa., USA - March 2, 2009, Pittsburgh, Pa., USA - United States Steel Corporation announced two management changes at its U. S. Steel Canada Inc. subsidiary.

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David J. Rintoul, who currently serves as general manager of U. S. Steel's Great Lakes Works near Detroit, Mich., has been named president-U. S. Steel Canada. Anton Jura has been named general manager-Canadian operations.

Mr. Rintoul earned an associate's degree in mechanical engineering technology from Sault College of Applied Arts and Technology in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, in 1979. Mr. Rintoul graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration from Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., in 1983 and received a master's degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame in 2006.

Mr. Rintoul brought nearly 30 years of steel industry experience with him when he joined U. S. Steel in July 2007 as general manager-Granite City Works in Granite City, Ill. Mr. Rintoul began his steelmaking career in 1979 at Algoma Steel Corporation in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and rose to the position of superintendent.

In 1993, Mr. Rintoul joined Rouge Steel Corporation in Dearborn, Mich., and aftert that moved to Acme Steel Company in Riverdale, Ill., in 1995 as manager-hot strip mill at the company's Compact Strip Plant.

Mr. Rintoul became general manager-Compact Strip Plant in 1997 and general manager-steel manufacturing in 1999, a position he held until he was named vice president-operations at North Star BlueScope Steel in 2001. In 2005, Mr. Rintoul became vice president-operations at BlueScope's Butler Manufacturing Company in Kansas City, Mo., a position he held until he joined U. S. Steel. Mr. Rintoul advanced to general manager of Great Lakes Works in March 2008.

As general manager-Canadian operations, Mr. Jura will oversee day-to-day operations at U. S. Steel Canada's two integrated steelmaking facilities: Lake Erie Works in Nanticoke, Ontario, and Hamilton Works in Hamilton, Ontario.

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 and renamed U. S. Steel Kosice (USSK).

Mr. Jura held increasingly responsible positions at the metallurgical ceramics plant and became general manager-VSZ Keramika in May 1994. In June 1996, Jura was named to the executive board of VSZ a.s. and concurrently vice president for strategic planning. In April 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 vice president for human resources at USSK. In July 2003, he was appointed vice president for strategic implementation and held that position until December 2006, when he advanced to his most recent post, general manager-processed products, at U. S. Steel's Pittsburgh headquarters.

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