In his new role, Thompson, 44 and a native of Pittsburgh, Pa., will oversee tubular product sales. He began his career at U. S. Steel in 1987 as a management associate in the tubular products division at the company's headquarters and was promoted to supervisor of business planning at Fairfield (Ala.) Tubular Operations the next year. From 1989 through 1999, he progressed through increasingly responsible managerial positions in sales and marketing for tubular and sheet products. In 1999, Thompson was appointed manager-national accounts and was responsible for sales to all of the company's appliance customers. He was named director-commercial, tubular products in 2004 before advancing to his most recent position, general manager-service centers, electrical, agricultural & industrial equipment, in September 2005.
Thompson graduated from Allegheny College in 1987 with a bachelor's degree in political science. He is currently a member of the Metals Service Center Institute's Flat Roll Council.
Thompson, his wife, Judy, and their two children will relocate to the Dallas area.
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