U.S. Steel CEO aims to modernize ailing behemoth

Posted: July 24, 2014 at 2:01 a.m.

Mario Longhi, president and chief operating officer of US Steel Corp., speaks during the Steel Success Strategies XXVlll Conference in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, June 18, 2013. The 28th annual conference joins steel industry leaders and experts to discuss strategies and expansion plans. Photographer: Peter Foley/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Mario Longhi

In March 2013, Mario Longhi lobbed an unexpected question into a roomful of 150 U.S. Steel Corp. managers: Who here would buy the company's stock, tomorrow?

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