Our Staff

Chris Barrington

Senior Partner, Mining, Minerals and Steel Raw Materials Specialties: Merchant {Pig Iron (MPI), DRI, Scrap, iron ore Chris spent 17 years [1973-1990] employed directly in the iron ore industry, including marketing iron ore in all major global markets,...

Christopher Plummer

Christopher Plummer – President & CEO, Metal Strategies Inc. Chris has been Managing Director and Chief Steel, Metals and Mining Industry Consultant for Metal Strategies Inc., a leading international management consulting company in the field o...

Dr. Sandy Archibald

Ph.D. Senior Geologist Dr. Archibald holds a Ph.D. in Geology from McGill University (Montreal, Canada), an M.Sc. Geology from Memorial University, St. Johns Canada, and a B.Sc. in Geology from University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK. Dr. Archibald...

Karen Lindley

Consulting Project Coordinator and Database Manager for Metal Strategies.

Bill Beible

Senior Consultant,  Steelmaking, Strategic Change, Capital Investment, Project Management & Operations Bill Beible’s extensive experience includes operations, project management, functional and general management accomplishments in the steel an...

William Boehler

Labor Consulting Specialist Before joining Metal Strategies in 2011 as Labor Consulting Specialist, Mr. Boehler led HR and Labor Relations for ArcelorMittal USA and integrated steel mill predecessor company Inland Steel, and has over 40 years of steel...

Al Capriotti

Senior Technical and Engineering Specialist – Flat Rolled Steel Mills More than 30 years of senior management, technical and engineering steel industry experience and is one of the most consulted flat rolled carbon steel mill specialists in the w...

Jeffrey D. Daw, M.Eng, P.Eng

Advisor, Premium Steel Products, Forgings, Castings including Precision Die Castings, Alloys and End-Market Technical Specialist Jeff has been directly involved with the specialty steel, forgings, die castings and precision die castings industries...

Quentin Chapman

Senior Mining Engineer and Market Specialist Mr. Chapman has over 25 year experience as engineer, mining and operations manager and executive management in the international mining sector specializing primarily in base metals (copper, lead, zinc,...

Gary Fehr

Service Center and Steel and Metal Products Specialist Before joining Metal Strategies, Gary served for 30 years as Purchasing Manager and Purchasing Director of Ryerson Inc., the second largest steel and metals service center in North America In...

V. John Goodwin

Independent Advisor John is a long-standing Affiliate Partner with Metal Strategies. He is currently on assignment for Severstal acting as lead labor contract negotiator for all four integrated steel plants owned by Severstal. Prior to this, John...

Roger Greinert

Senior Electrodes and Needle Coke Technical and Market Specialist Roger has been consulting advisor on electrodes and needle coke for Metal Strategies since 2007. From 2002 to 2007, Roger was VP (Engineering) Great Lakes Graphite Corp., reporting...

Ron Harma

Senior Iron Ore and Mining Technical Processing Specialist Since 2002, Ron has provided consulting services independently and through Metal Strategies for many existing operations and planned projects in iron ore, iron and steel, ferroalloys, manganese,...

Tim Hayes

Aluminum Financial Analyst Mr. Hayes is among the most experienced and knowledgeable aluminum market and strategy analysts in the world and has been with Metal Strategies since 2012. Previously, Mr. Hayes First Vice President and Senior Metals...

Michael F. Hughes

Senior EPC Construction Supervising Consultant Michael Hughes is Metal Strategies Senior Consultant on industrial construction EPC construction project oversight and milestone management. Prior to joining Metal Strategies, Michael spent most of his...

George Lukes

Strategy, Commercial, Management and Operations Specialist Prior to joining Metal Strategies, George was Director of Manufacturing Services, Product and Process Improvement, and Customer Satisfaction at6.0 million ton per year integrated and EAF sheet...

T. Grant John, Ph.D.

Senior Partner – Specialty Steels Dr. Grant John has been a Partner with Metal Strategies since 2005. His immediate prior position was three years as interim, restructuring CEO of Special Metals Corp, the world’s largest super alloys producer tha...

Marc Johnson

Senior Iron Ore and Mining Technical Processing Specialist Before joining Metal Strategies, Marc served as General Manager/Senior Director of Technical Services: (1995 thru 2014) for Cliffs Natural Resources. Mark managed the company’s central s...

Vijay Madi, Ph.D.

Consulting Manager Titanium, Stainless and Electrical Steels, Nickel and Super Alloys and Other Premium Metal Products, and End-Market Technical Specialist Dr. Madi, who was most recently manager of process technology research Universal Stainless...

David Moison

Aluminum Markets Analyst David is one of the world’s leading aluminum industry analysts and consultants. He has been senior aluminum analyst with Metal Strategies Inc. since 2000. His prior positions have included the following: Managing Director, W...

Gregory Mason

Advising Partner Gregory was a Managing Partner of Metal Strategies from 1998 to 2004 and still serves as advisor since September 2009. From 2004 to 2009 Mason served as Chief Executive Officer of Severstal International, with responsibility for all...

Michael Meert

Commercial Steel Product Market Specialist Mike has forty three years of steel industry experience, including domestic and international sales coupled with operating experience and knowledge of product application, logistics, ocean transportation,...

Kristina Osterman

Senior Partner,  Specialty Steels Kristina Osterman has been a principal consultant partner for Metal Strategies and is a specialized steel industry strategic marketing and market-research expert focusing on interview-based research on high value-added ...

Jim Owens

Aluminum and Metals Refining, Rolling Specialist Formerly: Senior Vice President Technology for Alcan (now Constellium) Director Metals Business Group for international industrial construction mega-firm Fluor

Mark Parker

Senior Partner, Carbon and Specialty Steels and Ferroalloys Mr. Parker has been a partner with Metal Strategies since 2004. He concurrently serves as a Professor of International Business with Niagara College in Canada. Prior to that Mr. Parker has...

Wayne Pottmeyer, PE

Senior Partner – Senior Steel Plant and Equipment Engineering Specialist Wayne Pottmeyer is Senior Staff Consulting Engineer at Metal Strategies, and is one of the world’s leading engineering experts in steel making and rolling facilities including spe...

Dr. Joseph Poveromo

Senior Iron Ore and Blast Furnace Specialist Dr. Poveromo is a world-recognized specialist in iron ore, DRI and blast furnace operations. He holds a B.S. Chemical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and M.Sc. and Ph.D in Chemical Engineering,...

David Reid

Former Managing Partner, Logistics, Ports and Raw Materials David Reid is one of the steel industry’s most well-known steel industry logistics, raw materials and shipping specialists and advisors. From late 2009 to early 2011, David led a team o...

Ashok Sabata, Ph.D.

Premium Steel Product and End-Market Technical Specialist Dr. Sabata has been a partner in Metal Strategies since May 2000. Prior to this, he held increasing senior management coated automotive sheet, stainless steel, and electrical sheet, working...

Anthony Wilson

Management, Strategy and Operations Specialist in Flat Rolled, Pipe/Tube, Sheet/Coil Plate, and Long Products, and Steel Mill Plant Equipment Specialist Tony Wilson, a Senior Partner and Strategy Advisor with Metal Strategies since 1998, was former...