Corporation (USS) has a new president.
On Tuesday, USS
announced that Mario Longhi, who has served as the company’s president and
chief executive officer (CEO) since 2013, has been replaced in the position
by David Burritt.
Burritt will serve
as president and as chief operating officer (COO). Longhi will continue to
serve as CEO and sit on the Board of Directors.
served as the company’s executive vice-president and chief financial officer
“In his new role,
Burritt will have executive responsibility for all aspects of the company’s
day-to-day business in the United States and Central Europe,” USS said. “He
will continue to serve as CFO while the company undertakes a search to fill
that role. Since joining the company in September 2013 as executive vice
president and chief financial officer, Burritt has assumed increasing
responsibility for commercial activities, plant operations and strategic
“Longhi will focus
his time on the company’s strategic vision, which is critical given the
increasingly competitive nature of the global steel industry,” USS added.
Prior to joining
USS in 2012, Mr. Longhi spent more than 30 years in the metals industry,
most notably in executive roles at Alcoa and Gerdau Ameristeel. Before
joining USS in 2013, Burritt worked for 32 years at Caterpillar.