Changes to affect steel firm
United States Steel Corp.'s Mon Valley Works will get some oversight from north of the border.
The Pittsburgh-based steelmaker said on Friday that its U.S. Steel Canada subsidiary will have several management changes effective on Feb. 1.
Jodi L. Koch, director-human resources for U.S. Steel Canada, will advance to director-human resources and employee relations.
In addition, she will get some responsibility for the Mon Valley Works, though she will remain based in Hamilton, Ontario.
Mon Valley Works includes the Edgar Thomson basic steelmaking plant in Braddock, the Clairton cokemaking plant, the Irvin rolled steel operation in West Mifflin and the Fairless Plant finishing operation near Philadelphia.
“Jodi has not replaced anyone in her new role,” a company spokeswoman said. “Her expansion of duties is a testament to her experience in human resources at manufacturing facilities, and is a positive step in her professional development as she gains additional exposure to human resources and labor law in the United States.”
The spokeswoman added that “day-to-day human resources and labor relations at Mon Valley Works will not be impacted.”
U.S. Steel Canada originally was known as Stelco. U.S. Steel acquired Stelco in 2007.
It consists of the fully integrated Lake Erie Works in Nanticoke, Ontario, and the Hamilton Works cokemaking and finishing facilities.
Steel produced in those facilities is used primarily in North American automotive, construction, infrastructure, appliance, manufacturing and tubular industries.
Hamilton had iron and steel-making operations as well, dating back to 1892, but its blast furnaces were idled in a cost-cutting move in 2010 and closed permanently on Dec. 31.
The company said Koch, 46, joined U.S. Steel Canada in 2008 after 13 years with Ford Motor Co. of Canada, where she managed human resources for Volvo Cars of Canada and Volvo Auto de Mexico.
Koch, who lives in the Hamilton suburb of Ancaster, holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay and a master's degree in industrial relations from Queen's University in Kingston, all in Ontario.
Three other moves will take effect on Feb. 1.
Anton Jura, 48, will move from president and general manager of U.S. Steel Canada to a position within the company's North American flat-rolled operations as they go through a transformation.
U.S. Steel Canada vice president and chief financial officer Michael A. McQuade, 53, will succeed Jura. In turn, Hamilton Works controller Roy S. Collins, 59, will assume McQuade's responsibilities.
“All of these moves are representative of our company's continued commitment to leadership development of our worldwide leaders,” said Douglas R. Matthews, U.S. Steel senior vice president for North American flat-rolled operations.
Patrick Cloonan is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1967, or email@example.com.
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