Christopher J. Navetta has been named president of U. S. Steel Kosice, replacing Goodish.
new position, Navetta
will be responsible for all Slovakian operations, administrative functions and governmental relations.
Navetta, who was named executive vice president-USSK last December, will report to Goodish along with Donald L. Foster, vice president-international and president of UEC Technologies, LLC, and Leonard H. Chuderewicz, vice president-diversified businesses.
President - U. S. Steel Kosice
Mr. Navetta, a Detroit native, began his career as an accounting trainee in 1969 at U. S. Steel's Gary Works in Indiana after graduating from Michigan State University with a bachelor's degree in business administration.
In 1972, Mr. Navetta moved to Pittsburgh and held a number of financial positions with the Chemicals Division.
In 1975, he
returned to Indiana as manager-accounting, Molded Plastic Products, and in 1976 was appointed manager-accounting, West Coast for the U. S. Steel Products Division in Alameda, Calif.
Three years later, in 1979, he was promoted to staff assistant for the company's Central Steel Division in Chicago.
returned to Pittsburgh in 1981 as staff supervisor-commercial analysis and progressed through a series of managerial accounting posts.
In 1985, he was appointed manager-accounting for Fairless Works near Philadelphia.
He moved back to Pittsburgh in 1987 as director-analysis and general accounting and two years later was named general manager-administration and group comptroller for the Diversified Group.
In 1992, he
was appointed comptroller-raw materials for Diversified Business and Joint Ventures, a position which included representing the company on the management committees for USS-POSCO Industries, USS Kobe Steel Co., PRO-TEC Coating Co. and Double Eagle Steel Coating Co.
In 1994, Mr. Navetta
returned to Gary Works
as general manager-plate products.
In 2001, Mr. Navetta was named president of USX Engineers and Consultants, Inc., which was renamed UEC Technologies LLC in July 2002.
He served in that post until December 2002, when he was appointed executive vice president of U. S. Steel Kosice (USSK), with responsibility for all operations and administrative functions.
He was promoted to president of USSK in March 2003.
He is a member of the Institute of Management Accountants and a board member of the National Aviary.