U.S. Steel VP to speak at Penn State Fayette Commencement May 14
Douglas Matthews, senior vice president of tubular operations at United States Steel Corporation, will share thoughts and insights with the 2011 graduating class of Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus on May 14 as the featured speaker at the campus’ commencement ceremony. Mathews is a Uniontown native and 1987 Penn State graduate.
Matthews attended Penn State Fayette and graduated from Penn State with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He obtained a master’s degree in business administration from Duquesne University. In 1988, Matthews joined U.S. Steel Corp. as a management associate at the Edgar Thomson Plant, Mon Valley Works’ steelmaking facility near Pittsburgh.
Matthews quickly progressed through increasingly responsible management roles with the company. From 1998-2003, he oversaw iron production at the former USS/KOBE steelmaking venture in Lorain, Ohio, and at Gary Works in Gary, Ind. In 2006, he became the vice president and general director of U.S. Steel Serbia, d.o.o., where he oversaw all operations at facilities in Smederevo, Šabac and Kucevo. When U.S. Steel completed the acquisition of Canadian steelmaker Stelco Inc. in 2007, Matthews was named president and general manager of U.S. Steel Canada.
In February 2009, Matthews was elected vice president of tubular operations and president of U.S. Steel Tubular Products. Matthews advanced to his current position in November 2010.
Some 120 students will be graduating from Penn State Fayette in May. The commencement marshal will be Wayne Port, a Penn State Fayette faculty member, past chair of the Advisory Board of Penn State Fayette, an Alumni Society member, and a local attorney.
Commencement will take place in Penn State Fayette’s Main Arena in the Community Center beginning at 10 a.m.