Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

New U.S. Steel CEO Promises Changes, Offers Few Details

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

New U.S. Steel CEO Promises Changes, Offers Few Details

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Incoming U.S. Steel CEO Mario Longhi said Thursday the natural gas boom, the automotive market and a comprehensive efficiency project that he is overseeing are major opportunities for the struggling Pittsburgh steel producer.

Mr. Longhi, who will take over as CEO Sept. 1, also said the company and the industry have much to offer in the way of technology and have to do a better job of letting consumers and potential job applicants know that.

"U.S. Steel is an amazing technology company," Mr. Longhi told members of the Pittsburgh Technology Council at a breakfast at the Rivers Club, Downtown.

"Our company has profound scientific knowledge," he added.

Mr. Longhi offered no new details on the efficiency project, announced in April and dubbed Project Carnegie after the company's founder. He said the initiative is much more than a one-dimensional cost-cutting program and will require the company's more than 37,000 workers to "think differently, to think big and to drive change together. …

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