He will be succeeded by Scott Conley, effective Oct.1, 2013. Management changes within the procurement organization include the naming of Eric Schomer as general manager global materials management and procurement support, succeeding Miroslav Kiralvarga, who will return to U. S. Steel Kosice effective Oct.1. John Foody, a seasoned metals industry procurement professional, joins U. S. Steel as general manager procurement effective Sept.23. Conley, Schomer and Foody will report to Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer Christine Breves. Stoken began his U. S. Steel career in 1976. He advanced through increasingly responsible positions in operations at U. S. Steel’s Fairless Works. Following a series of increasing responsibilities in purchasing, Stoken was named manager strategic materials in 2004 and advanced to the position of general manager raw materials in 2010. Scott Conley began his U. S. Steel career in 1987 as an associate programmer at our Pittsburgh Service Center. In 1993 he transitioned to the purchasing organization and held roles the both the corporate headquarters and in Minnesota. In 2003 Conley was named general manager raw materials purchasing for U.
The neat trick Michael Bailey , Anton Strezhnev and I used is that we incorporated information about change and stability in the content of the United Nations agenda to identify when countries actually change their positions on issues (for a bit more, see here and here ). The picture does not look pretty for the United States. There is a massive gap between this country and everyone else, and this gap seems to be widening steadily rather than closing. Obama may have moved a little bit toward the center of the space, but not much. And there is no evidence that other states have gravitated toward the U.S. position. If you look at individual countries, there is more variation than displayed here, but other than Israel and Canada, only Palau and Micronesia are in the vicinity of the U.S. ideal point (around 2 on the scale in the figure).As shown below, the average change in the position of countries between the last four years of the George W. Bush administration and the Obama administration is 0 (-.02, actually). During Obamas tenure, some countries moved closer to the U.S. ideal point, most notably Nauru (score that one for U.S. diplomacy!). But others shifted further away, including Ecuador, Nicaragua and Bolivia; presumably because of domestic political changes.