PITTSBURGH, April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) today announced that Stephen J. Girsky was elected to the company's Board of Directors at yesterday's Annual Meeting of Stockholders. His term as a Director became effective April 26, 2016.
Girsky is President of S.J. Girsky & Company, an independent advisory firm, where he advises senior corporate and board executives, labor leaders, OEM leaders, suppliers and dealers, and policy makers. He has been a member of the General Motors Board of Directors since 2009 and has served as a Senior Advisor to General Motors Company (GM) since 2014. Girsky is also a Director at Valens Semiconductor Ltd., a provider of semiconductor products for the distribution of uncompressed high-definition multimedia content. His extensive career includes more than 25 years of experience in the automotive industry.
Girsky previously served as GM Vice Chairman from 2010-2014, during which time he oversaw global corporate strategy, new business development, global product planning and program management, global connected consumer/OnStar, and GM Ventures LLC and global research and development while also serving as Chairman of the Adam Opel AG Supervisory Board. From 2011-2013, Girsky also held responsibility for GM's global purchasing and supply chain function.
Prior to his years at GM, Girsky was President of Centerbridge Industrial Partners, an affiliate of Centerbridge Partners, L.P., and a multibillion-dollar investment fund. He also served as an advisor to the United Auto Workers from 2008-2009 and as a special advisor to the CEO and CFO of GM from 2005-2006. Earlier in his career, Girsky held automotive equity research roles at Morgan Stanley and PaineWebber.
Girsky earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of California at Los Angeles and a master's degree in business administration from the Harvard Business School.
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SOURCE United States Steel Corporation