04 6月 - 06 6月 2019
Chicago, Illinois, US

Argus US Specialty Metals

Speakers

James H. Litinsky
Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, JHL Capital Group
James H. Litinsky is the Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of JHL Capital Group LLC. Before founding JHL in 2006, Mr. Litinsky was a member of the Drawbridge Special Opportunities Fund at Fortress Investment Group. Prior to Fortress, he was a Director of Finance at Omnicom Group, and worked in merchant banking at Allen & Company. Mr. Litinsky al...
James H. Litinsky is the Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of JHL Capital Group LLC. Before founding JHL in 2006, Mr. Litinsky was a member of the Drawbridge Special Opportunities Fund at Fortress Investment Group. Prior to Fortress, he was a Director of Finance at Omnicom Group, and worked in merchant banking at Allen & Company. Mr. Litinsky also serves as the Co-Chairman of MP Materials.
Scott Tubbs
Vice-President Sales and Marketing, Quadrant Magnetics
Scott Tubbs is currently V.P. of Sales & Marketing at Quadrant Magnetics located in Louisville, Kentucky. Scott has held various positions within Quadrant since their East Coast expansion in 2001. Prior to Quadrant, Scott began his employment in the magnetics industry in 1995 with Crucible / Crumax which was later was acquired by Vaccumschmelze, GmbH. There Scott began i...
Scott Tubbs is currently V.P. of Sales & Marketing at Quadrant Magnetics located in Louisville, Kentucky. Scott has held various positions within Quadrant since their East Coast expansion in 2001. Prior to Quadrant, Scott began his employment in the magnetics industry in 1995 with Crucible / Crumax which was later was acquired by Vaccumschmelze, GmbH. There Scott began in the technical sales department and later moved to sales manager of the engineered products division. Today, Quadrant is a global leader in the process manufacturing of permanent magnets and magnetic assemblies with U.S. headquarters located in Louisville, R&D facilities in CA and mass production of all the permanent magnet materials in Tonglu, China.
Thomas Lograsso
Deputy Director, Ames Laboratory
Thomas Lograsso serves as the Deputy Director of the Ames Laboratory where he is actively involved in Program Development and Sponsored Research Administration. Dr. Lograsso is also the Developing Substitutes Focus Area Leader of the Critical Materials Institute, a DOE Energy Innovation Hub. He continues to lead the Single Crystal Preparation Group which focuses on develo...
Thomas Lograsso serves as the Deputy Director of the Ames Laboratory where he is actively involved in Program Development and Sponsored Research Administration. Dr. Lograsso is also the Developing Substitutes Focus Area Leader of the Critical Materials Institute, a DOE Energy Innovation Hub. He continues to lead the Single Crystal Preparation Group which focuses on developing synthesis protocols for materials containing volatile, toxic and reactive components including rare earth alloys and compounds. Dr. Thomas Lograsso has been a materials scientist at the Ames Laboratory since 1988. He received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering from Michigan Technological University. He utilizes his solidification experience and background for the design of new novel materials in single crystalline forms. Often his pioneering efforts result in the first single crystals to be grown of these novel materials, enabling the fundamental intrinsic behavior to be investigated as well as extrinsic factors affecting functionality.
Mary Anne Alvin
Technology Manager, National Energy Technology
Mary Anne Alvin joined the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) in 2005, and since 2015 she has served as NETL’s Rare Earth Element Technology Manager (TM), responsible for validating the technical and economic feasibility for separation and recovery of salable, high purity, rare earth elements from domestic coal-based resources in conventional, prototype, and adva...
Mary Anne Alvin joined the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) in 2005, and since 2015 she has served as NETL’s Rare Earth Element Technology Manager (TM), responsible for validating the technical and economic feasibility for separation and recovery of salable, high purity, rare earth elements from domestic coal-based resources in conventional, prototype, and advanced operating systems. Prior to assuming the TM position, Ms. Alvin served as Division Director for both the Geosciences Division and the Functional Materials Development Division. Prior to joining NETL, Ms. Alvin had 30 years of experience at the Westinghouse Electric Corporation and at Siemens Westinghouse Power Generation, working in advanced energy systems. As a Fellow Scientist, she led the development of advanced high temperature ceramic, intermetallics, and superalloy materials for components used in the domestic and off-shore, pilot- and demonstration-scale, land-based, power generation island wrap-around systems. She currently holds 28 patents, with additional pending.
Jon Blumenthal,
President and Chief Executive, Blue
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Chris Ras
Director of Technology, Dexter Magnetic Technologies
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Vaibhav Jain
Materials Engineer, Defense Logistics Agency
Chris Hall
Commercial Director, Less Common Metals
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Clint Cox
President, The Anchor House
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William Summers
General Engineer, US Department of Energy
Kevin Jones
Stockpile Program Engagement Liaison, Defense Logistics Agency
Kevin Jones is the Program Engagement Liaison for the National Defense Stockpile (NDS) at Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). DLA Strategic Materials is the operational arm responsible for acquiring and sustaining a ready stockpile of strategic and critical materials as authorized by The National Defense Stock Piling Act. Mr. Jones’ key role is outreach to military services a...
Kevin Jones is the Program Engagement Liaison for the National Defense Stockpile (NDS) at Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). DLA Strategic Materials is the operational arm responsible for acquiring and sustaining a ready stockpile of strategic and critical materials as authorized by The National Defense Stock Piling Act. Mr. Jones’ key role is outreach to military services and industry; exploring collaborative opportunities for Strategic Materials programs, and gaining a better understanding of material needs, to include instituting material recovery and recycling programs. Furthermore, Mr. Jones is also the Program Manager (PM) for the Strategic Materials Analysis Reporting Topography (SMART) tool, in support of the DLA-SM mission. SMART is a state-of-the-art strategic material supply chain analytical database, which supports the mission of the Stockpile. As PM for SMART, Mr. Jones develops annual objectives for the program which directly tie to a more comprehensive understanding of supply chains for materials needed in support of defense interests. Prior to his tenure at DLA, Mr. Jones served as a Program Manager and Acquisition Logistics Lead for the US Navy and US Army respectively. Additionally, Mr. Jones has earned his MBA, and has attained his Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level 3 Certification in Life Cycle Logistics, and is a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps.
Leyi Zhu
Research Engineer, Ford Motor
Patrick Eduafo
Senior Process Engineer, Intel
Patrick has a biochemical engineering degree from Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany, and completed his master’s degrees in chemistry and metallurgical engineering and his PhD in materials science at Colorado School of Mines in the US. He obtained two provisional patents for the recycling of rare earth elements (REEs) from fluorescent lamps from his graduate research wor...
Patrick has a biochemical engineering degree from Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany, and completed his master’s degrees in chemistry and metallurgical engineering and his PhD in materials science at Colorado School of Mines in the US. He obtained two provisional patents for the recycling of rare earth elements (REEs) from fluorescent lamps from his graduate research work. Patrick has also worked on recycling REEs from coal fly ash.
Melvin Hill
Business Manager, Rare Earths, GE Chaplin
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Kenny Leung
Senior Sales Manager, Fujian Changting Golden Dragon Rare-Earth
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Toyomoto Satoru
General Manager, Japan Oil and Gas Mining Exploration Company(JOGMEC)
Robert Wolf
Vice President, Alliance LLC
Jason Nie
Material Engineer, Defense Logistics Agency
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Jack Lifton
Vice President, Business Development, Resource Conservation and Recycling Corporation, Pty Ltd
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Suzanne Malden
Global Commodity Manager, Bose Corporation
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Donna Vareha Walsh
Director, Metals Business Unit, Indium
Donna Vareha-Walsh is director of Indium Corporation’s metals business unit. She is responsible for sourcing and sales of critical raw materials such as indium, gallium, germanium, tin and silver for Indium Corporation’s manufacturing operations, as well as the trading and reclaim business. Donna is based at Indium Corporation’s headquarters in Clinton, NY. Donna has mor...
Donna Vareha-Walsh is director of Indium Corporation’s metals business unit. She is responsible for sourcing and sales of critical raw materials such as indium, gallium, germanium, tin and silver for Indium Corporation’s manufacturing operations, as well as the trading and reclaim business. Donna is based at Indium Corporation’s headquarters in Clinton, NY. Donna has more than 15 years of metals market experience from numerous roles and responsibilities, including Director of Global Procurement for a global premium alloy company and Director of Metallurgical Operations and Procurement for a global tungsten based business. Additional experience includes finance responsibilities as a Business Unit Controller, sales expertise as Director of Sales and a New Business Development Manager, and participation in the metals recycling and scrap/reclaim markets. Donna earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Duquesne University and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds certificates in leadership development and manufacturing excellence. She has a Lean Green Belt.
Pol Le Roux
Vice President Sales & Marketing, Lynas MALAYSIA
David Brooks
Senior Vice President of Metals, Argus
David Brooks is head of Metals at Argus Media.
David Brooks is head of Metals at Argus Media.
Nicole Willing
Editor, Argus Metals International, Argus
Nicole is editor of Argus Metals International, a global service providing independent price assessments, news and analysis for the non-ferrous metals markets. In her role as editor, Nicole is responsible for overseeing Argus’ global coverage of primary minor metals, base metals, ferro alloys and rare earths. Nicole is based in London and joined Argus in 2008. Prior to her...
Nicole is editor of Argus Metals International, a global service providing independent price assessments, news and analysis for the non-ferrous metals markets. In her role as editor, Nicole is responsible for overseeing Argus’ global coverage of primary minor metals, base metals, ferro alloys and rare earths. Nicole is based in London and joined Argus in 2008. Prior to her current role she was a senior market reporter on the Argus European Electricity team, specialising in the UK market. Before Argus she worked as a journalist covering the telecom and electronics industries.
Mark Seddon
Senior Manager, Argus
Mark Seddon is Senior Manager (Metals), Consulting Services, based in London. He is responsible for Argus’ rare earths and tungsten monthly outlooks and for developing metals consulting services. With over 25 years’ experience in the commodities industry as a trader, researcher, consultant and company executive, Mark has a wealth of experience in the metals sector. After ...
Mark Seddon is Senior Manager (Metals), Consulting Services, based in London. He is responsible for Argus’ rare earths and tungsten monthly outlooks and for developing metals consulting services. With over 25 years’ experience in the commodities industry as a trader, researcher, consultant and company executive, Mark has a wealth of experience in the metals sector. After gaining a BA (Hons) Degree in European Business Administration, as well as a Diplôme d’Études Supérieures Européennes de Management, Mark spent three years as a sugar trader with Louis Dreyfus, a leading global soft commodities company. The next 20 years were spent at Roskill Information Services, a leader in international metals and minerals research. In January 2001, Mark was appointed a director at Roskill and in December 2010 became the Managing Director of the company. Prior to joining Argus, he ran his own metals consulting company, Tungsten Market Research.