Smithers is pleased to present an initial look at the MetCoke World Summit 2023 agenda featuring speakers from Energy Ventures Analysis, Blaschak Anthracite Corporation, ACCCI, McCloskey by OPIS, a Dow Jones Company, Ember, S&P Global and many more coming soon!Join the mailing list to hear the latest 2023 updates.
Mr. Anderson is Head of Technology Strategy and Decarbonization for ArcelorMittal. In this senior role, he is responsible to drive the global decarbonization strategy at ArcelorMittal, and as such will be an ideal speaker from ArcelorMittal. In his previous role he was the CTO for our North American Segment.
Executive Director of China Risun Group (1907.HK)
Head of international coke & coal business and group chemicals sectors.
General manager of Risun Marketing Co. Ltd. and Cangzhou Risun Chemicals Ltd.
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John Lowell is a weekly contributor to Inside Coal & Steel Raw Materials and US East Coast coking coal and ARA and Barranquilla met coke price indicators. He possesses extensive commercial knowledge of global coal markets, inland transportation, and bulk ocean freight. Prior to joining McCloskey by OPIS, a Dow Jones Company, six years ago, he worked for eight years at what was then Arch Coal in both sales and corporate development roles. John began his career in the energy consulting practice of Pace Global Energy Services in market analysis and price forecasting in support of projects worldwide utilizing natural gas (piped and liquefied supply), coal, petroleum coke, and biomass. He received his MBA in finance and strategy from Washington University in St. Louis and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame in economics and history.
Mr. Schwartz is the President of the consulting firm of Energy Ventures Analysis and was one of the founders of the firm in 1981. He and his firm specialize in applied analysis of energy markets, including power, coal, natural gas, oil, renewables, and emissions. EVA publishes regular reports on energy markets, including forecasts of supply, demand, and prices. EVA’s clients include energy consumers, producers, and transporters as well as investors and regulators. Mr. Schwartz manages EVA’s coal consulting practice, which includes market studies, investment analysis, procurement operations, property valuations and transaction services. Mr. Schwartz testifies on energy markets before courts and regulatory agencies and has served as an arbitrator in contract disputes. He has also served as CEO of Centennial Resources and Atlantic Carbon, two coal producers and has been an agent for power plant coal procurement activities. He received a degree in Geological Engineering from Princeton University in 1977.
Dr. Joseph J. Poveromo (Ph.D., M.S. Center for Process Metallurgy, State U. of New York/Buffalo; BS Chem. Eng. Rensselaer Poly). From 1974 he was at Bethlehem Steel’s Homer Research Laboratories. In 1993 he established his consultancy, Raw Materials & Ironmaking Global Consulting. Through 2008 his principal client was the Quebec Cartier Mining Company, serving as Director Technology-International. Currently, he consults for steel, iron ore, other natural resource, technology provider, financial and consultancy companies on a global basis. Dr. Poveromo is a Distinguished Member of AIST (Assoc. of Iron & Steel Technology); his awards include the T. L. Joseph Award for long-standing contributions to ironmaking technology. He is also a Special Member of the IIMA(International Iron Metallics Association).
David Ailor has been with the Washington, D.C.-based American Coke and Coal Chemicals Institute for more than 20 years. His tenure with ACCCI includes 16 years, from 1989 – 2005, as ACCCI’s first Director of Regulatory Affairs; and, six years, from 2015 to the present, as President of the Institute.
As ACCCI President, Mr. Ailor, who reports to ACCCI’s Board of Directors, organizes and manages four off-site meetings of the Institute each year, including ACCCI’s Annual Meeting, a Business Meeting of the Board, and biannual meetings of ACCCI’s “Manufacturing, Environmental, and Safety and Health” (MESH) Committee. Additionally, he prepares and manages an annual budget for the Institute.
Mr. Ailor also has many of the same responsibilities he had from 1989 – 2005, when he served as ACCCI Director of Regulatory Affairs. His overall responsibility in this area is
monitoring and reporting to ACCCI’s membership on Federal agency actions on environmental and employee safety issues of potential concern to the membership. Related responsibilities include analyzing regulations/legislation; formulating policy positions; developing regulatory responses; and, working with the relevant regulatory agencies (EPA, OSHA) to ensure the reasonableness of the regulations being developed.
With over 10 years of experience at CSX, Jon Healy became the Director of Sales for Export Coal on April of 2020. Prior to this role, Jon served at the senior manager for Export Coal as part of CSX’s Energy team. Jon is a graduate of Florida State University and avid supporter of their football team.
Greg Driscoll serves as Chairman at Blaschak Anthracite Corporation, a leader in the Pennsylvania Anthracite industry. He joined Blaschak in 2009 when the founding family sold the company to Milestone Partners, a Philadelphia based Private Equity firm and served as President and CEO from 2009 through 2019, when he transitioned to his current role as Chairman.
He is a seasoned senior energy industry executive with a background that includes petroleum refining and marketing, natural gas distribution, energy technology, demand-side power management and anthracite coal mining, preparation and distribution. A Chemical Engineer by training, he has served in executive capacities in a number of enterprises, from small start-ups to the Fortune 150.
He has served as a Trustee of The Franklin Institute, and as Director in a number of commercial and non-profit organizations including PMA Capital, and currently Blaschak Coal Corp.
Mr. Driscoll holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University and participated in the Executive MBA program of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Extraordinary energy and integrity level with outstanding leadership quality, engaged in creating and developing a professional organization with global presence.
Innovated and developed unique business process to establish the indigenously developed combustion catalyst in India in the initial stage, and then exported to around 20 countries.
Established and expanded market network comprising over 350 employees with projected sales turnover of 12 Million US Dollar, and 3 subsidiaries in Europe, West Africa and Egypt.
Fully involved in all research and development activities, leading to launch of many new products for different industries.
Diversified into manufacture of Electrical Switchgear Panel exclusively for one of the world’s largest electrical component manufacturers.
Signed an exclusive agreement with Technical University of Brno, Czech Republic for manufacturing and marketing of Micro Hydro Turbine which is of great socio economic importance in India and different countries.
Participated in number of international conference in different countries for product promotion and market development.
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As Director of Government Relations at Waterways Council, Inc., Jen Armstrong advocates for a modern national system of inland waterways infrastructure and ports. Prior to joining WCI she was the Director of Navigation Policy and Legislation at the American Association of Port Authorities. Jen is a subject matter expert in Congressional appropriations and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Civil Works program. Jen has served as clerk and staff director of the U.S. Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations subcommittee which provided over $53 billion to the Department of Energy, the Corps of Engineers, the Bureau of Reclamation, and other independent agencies. Prior to the Senate, Jen was with the Corps of Engineers as a water resources planner, project manager, and government affairs liaison specializing in coastal storm damage reduction, ecosystem restoration, and navigation. Jen is a graduate of Old Dominion University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biology.
With 15 years of experience in the metals and mining industry, Isha drives research and analytics for the ferrous space. She regularly engages with global miners, steelmakers, investors and industry associations on a variety of commodity research areas. Her specialities include demand and supply forecasting, price surveillance and short-term views, costing and investment analysis across the value chain. She also evaluates and forecasts the impact of decarbonisation on miners and steelmakers.
Before joining Wood Mackenzie, Isha was a Director at CRISIL, an S&P global firm, and was associated with Boston Analytics. Her primary responsibility was advising clients on key strategy and business planning areas in the metals and mining space.
Dr Yukihiro Kubota obtained his PhD from Tohoku University in 2012. He has over 20 years of cokemaking research experience in Nippon Steel Corporation. His current role in NSC is the Chief Manager, Head of Coal & Coke Research Department, Ironmaking research Laboratory. He specializes in coal blending theory, coal preparation techniques, coke quality estimation, strength, size, and reactivity. His Keynote address at ISSCI 2023 focuses on current topics of development of ironmaking and cokemaking in Japan.