Director - Global Metallurgical Coal Marketsat
Wood Mackenzie, USA
Jim Truman is the Director - Global Metallurgical Coal Markets with Wood Mackenzie. He is a geologist by training, having attended West Virginia University and the University of South Carolina. Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, he worked for a number of major coal companies and has specialized in the evaluation of the Central Appalachian coal industry. He now focuses on trends in global metallurgical coal trade.
Sr. Vice President - Operationsat
Dean Bishop is the Sr. Vice President of Operations at ABC Coke in Birmingham Alabama.
ABC Coke is a division of the Drummond Company, one of the largest coal producers in South America.
After attending the University of Alabama, Dean began his career in his families business in 1977 helping to manage one of the largest mining and industrial maintenance service centers in the southeastern U.S., B&D Industrial & Mining Services.
While there he helped develop and patent a revolutionary submerged arc welding process that made flame and induction hardening of heavy mining and steel mill components obsolete, PermAlloy.
He also managed the equipment parts manufacturing division, and supervised mining dragline construction crews.
When the clean air act of 1993 was enacted, Dean took a position at ABC Coke to build a oven door repair shop and establish maintenance procedures to help bring ABC oven operations into compliance.
Since then, he’s worked his way through all aspects of coke making operations at ABC bringing him to his current position.
Dean currently resides in Birmingham Alabama with his wife Tammy.
Dr. John F. Quanci
VP of Engineering and Technologyat
Dr. John F. Quanci is SunCoke Energy’s Vice President of Engineering and Technology, and Chief Technology Officer. In his present position, Dr. Quanci is helping build critical competencies and improving/advancing SunCoke’s existing technology as well as leading the development of next generation coking technology for both US and international applications in the pursuit of global growth opportunities.
Dr. Quanci has over 25 years in US and overseas experience in process research, development, plant optimization and in plant manufacturing experience, and has managed a breadth of organizations internal and external to Petroleum industry such as Mobil Research, Mobil Oil, BP/Mobil, Exxon/Mobil, Sunoco, Rodel and Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials (now Dow Electronic Materials). Prior to SunCoke, his most recent position was Director, Corporate Technology within Sunoco’s Corporate Engineering & Technology organization in which he leads their initiatives to consolidate and leverage process technology/expertise across all of their business units.
Dr. Quanci earned a Ph.D. and Masters in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Art and Science in New York City. Dr. Quanci is also a registered Professional Engineer and has over forty US and international patents and patent applications.
Dr. Samuel Sheyn
Sam Sheyn Consulting
Manager of Technology and Operations. Cokemaking, AK Steel Corporation 2005-2019
Senior Stuff Engineer. Cokemaking, AK Steel Corporation 1990-2005
Director of Research Laboratory . Eastern Coal and Chemicals Institute, Russia , 1985-1989
Senior and Principal Research Fellow. Eastern Coal and Chemicals Institute, Russia , 1973-1985
Over 40 years experience in all aspects of Cokemaking including R & D, Operations, Quality and Process Control, Environmental and Safety management.
20 publications and 2 patents, Russia, related to cokemaking, preheat charge technology, heat transfer in coke ovens and process optimization.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Metallurgical Engineering. Eastern Coal and Chemical Institute, 1979 – 1985
MS, Metallurgical Engineering. Ural State Technical University, 1967-1973
AIST Cokemaking Technology Committee, Chair, 2014-2016
Dr. Joseph J Poveromo
Raw Materials & Ironmaking Global Consulting
Author of the Smithers MetCoke Market Report
Dr. Hardarshan S. Valia
Coal Science Inc., USA
Dr Hardarshan Valia retired as a Staff Scientist at Inland Steel Research Laboratories (now Arcelor Mittal), and is currently the President of Coal Science, Inc. He has published more than 85 scientific articles and various book chapters including in “Making, Shaping, and Treating of Steel,” and in “New Trends in Coal Conversion,” and co-authored a book entitled “Indiana Coals and the Steel Industry,” and is a contributor to American Iron and Steel Institute’s web site. He has been honored with the Joseph Becker Award (Iron & Steel Society), the Joseph Kapitan Award (Association for Iron & Steel Technology), and the American Iron & Steel Institute Presidential Medal. He received his Ph.D. in Geology from Boston University.