United States Steel Corp. announced the appointment of George Thompson, Jr. as general manager-commercial in U.S. Steel’s tubular products organization. He will replace Steven Fowler, who has elected to retire. Thompson will report to Joseph Alvarado, vice president-tubular, and be based at the company’s tubular products headquarters in Dallas.

Thompson, 44, will oversee tubular product sales. He began his career at U.S. Steel in 1987 and 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.