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2/4/2011



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Sommers to manage U.S. Steel's short lines


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United States Steel Corp. recently named Malisa Sommers managing director of transportation and president of transportation subsidiary Transtar Inc.

She will be responsible for various aspects of transportation and logistics, including the subsidiary’s railroad and barge companies. Transtar oversees the Birmingham Southern Railroad Co.; Delray Connecting Railroad Co.; Fairfield Southern Co.; Gary Railway Co.; The Lake Terminal Railroad Co.; Lorain Northern Co.; McKeesport Connecting Railroad Co.; Texas & Northern Railway Co.; Union Railroad Co.; and Warrior & Gulf Navigation L.L.C.

Sommers most recently was general manager of global materials management and procurement operations. She previously served U. S. Steel’s Straightline steel distribution subsidiary, including stints as manager of demand fulfillment and manager of customer care. Prior to joining U. S. Steel in 2001, Sommers worked for steel coating company Wheeling-Nisshin Inc. for 13 years.


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