John H. Goodish is a native of Greensboro, Pa., and a 1970 graduate of Waynesburg College in Pennsylvania, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration.
Mr. Goodish joined U. S. Steel in 1970 as an accounting management trainee in Pittsburgh, and was promoted to junior auditor the following year. In 1973, he became supervisor of billing at the company's Irvin Plant near Pittsburgh and progressed through a series of accounting positions there until 1977, when he was transferred to the accounting department at U. S. Steel's former Homestead Works. In 1982, he was promoted to general supervisor of line accounting at the Clairton Works. Later that year, he moved to the company's Pittsburgh headquarters, where he served in a number of accounting and financial positions.
In 1984, Mr. Goodish was transferred to Gary Works as accounting manager-mill analysis. Three years later, he was named division manager of coke and chemicals, an appointment that moved him into the operating area. In 1989, he became manager of operations services at Gary Works, and later that year was named division manager of the 84-inch hot strip mill at Gary Works. He became general manager of Mon Valley Works in 1990, and returned to Gary Works in 1994 as general manager.more » « less