United States Steel Corporation today announced that David J. Rintoul has been appointed general manager of Great Lakes Works in Ecorse and River Rouge, Mich. Rintoul replaces Frederick G. Jauss, who was named general manager-Gary Works in Gary, Ind., earlier today. Rintoul will report to Anthony R. Bridge, vice president-operations, East. The change is effective March 1.
Rintoul, 50, will be responsible for day-to-day operations at U. S. Steel's second largest integrated operation in the United States, which has an annual raw steelmaking capability of 3.8 million net tons.
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. He began his steelmaking career in 1979 in plate and strip rolling and finishing operations at Algoma Steel
Corporation in his native 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 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 and his wife, Mary, will relocate to the Detroit area.