U.S. Steel appoints new CIO

United States Steel Corporation CEO Mario Longhi announced the appointment of Charles G. Balawajder to the position of vice president and chief information officer (CIO) effective in November 2013.
Balawajder, who will be based at U.S. Steel’s Pittsburgh headquarters, will report to CFO David B. Burritt, and join the company’s executive management team.
Balawajder succeeds David H. Lohr, who will retire from the company. In his new role, Balawajder will be responsible for overseeing the company’s global business services organization as well as enterprise resource planning.
“Chuck brings more than 30 years of technical IT and business transformation experience to our company,” said Longhi. “His leadership skills will play an important role in establishing the strategic direction of our information technology portfolio and driving further value realization from our enterprise resource planning implementation.”
Balawajder previously served as vice president, information technology and CIO at UTC Climate, Controls, and Security (CCS), a division of United Technologies Corporation, where he led the company’s global information technology organization. He also led the IT team during the company’s USD 1B European acquisition. Prior to joining UTC, Balawajder was with General Electric in their Lighting and Capital groups, respectively, where he served in a series of IT leadership positions.
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