U.S. Steel announces management changes at U.S. Steel Canada Subsidiary

Author: Mendoza College

United States Steel Corporation today announced two management changes at its U. S. Steel Canada Inc. subsidiary. 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. Rintoul and Jura will assume the responsibilities formerly held by Douglas R. Matthews, who was recently named vice president-tubular operations at U. S. Steel and president of the company's U. S. Steel Tubular Products, Inc. subsidiary. Rintoul reports to Anthony R. Bridge, vice president-operations, and Jura will report to Rintoul. The appointments were effective March 1.

"Dave and Anton are steel industry veterans whose management skills and experience across a variety of disciplines will help us build on the progress we've made at U. S. Steel Canada under the leadership of Doug Matthews," said U. S. Steel Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer John H. Goodish.

Rintoul, 51, and a native of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, will add management oversight for all U. S. Steel Canada operations to his existing responsibilities at Great Lakes Works. He 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. He began his steelmaking career in 1979 in plate and strip rolling and finishing operations at Algoma Steel Corporation in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and rose through increasingly responsible assignments to the position of superintendent. In 1993, he joined Rouge Steel Corporation in Dearborn, Mich., as superintendent-cold mill.

Rintoul moved to Acme Steel Company in Riverdale, Ill., in 1995 as manager-hot strip mill at the company's Compact Strip Plant. He 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, he became vice president-operations at BlueScope's Butler Manufacturing Company in Kansas City, Mo., a position he held until he joined U. S. Steel.

Rintoul advanced to general manager of Great Lakes Works in March 2008 and is responsible for day-to-day operations at U. S. Steel's second largest integrated operation in North America, which has an annual raw steelmaking capability of 3.8 million net tons and is located in Ecorse and River Rouge, Mich.

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. He 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. Rintoul will be based in the Detroit area.