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Expert in Steel and Material Handling

Expert ID: 730800 United Kingdom

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Expert has had operational management positions in blast furnace, coke oven, EAF steelmaking, continuous casting and hot rolling mills. Following from his career in the direct steel industry, Expert has had ten years' consulting experience in the steel and material handling business. This includes due diligence for acquisitions and investment, feasibility studies and forensic work in steel-related insurance claims and expert witness work.

Conducted over 30 technical investigations regarding various steel plant failures on behalf of insurance companies. Value of claims range from USD 30 - 800 M. Investigations have included blast furnaces, coke ovens, ferronickel production, steel plants, reclaimers, conveyor systems, DRI modulesConducted due diligence on steel assets in UK, Nigeria, Russia, Bosnia, Bulgaria and Philippines in relation to acquisitionConducted company appraisal of three major Russian steel comapnies on behalf of IFC (part of World Bank)Conducted technical consulting assignments in improving blast furnace productivity by increasing PCI (pulverised coal injection) - Turkey and IndiaConducted expert witness assignments on various steel disputes


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1987 Degree: BA Subject: Mathematics Institution: Open University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2008 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Director and Owner Department: Specialist Steel and Metals Consultant Responsibilities: Expert is responsible for managing a wide range of consulting work. This work is carried out by Expert and a wide range of associates.
Years: 2001 to 2008 Employer: McLellan and Partners Title: Group Director Department: Industry Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for consulting work around the world.
Years: 1999 to 2000 Employer: Mannesmann Demag Title: Sheet Piling Specialist Department: Offsite Commissioning Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for commissioning sheet piling and other sections in a large Chinese rolling mill.
Years: 1998 to 1999 Employer: Irish Steel Title: Works Manager Department: Steelmaking and Continuous Casting Responsibilities: He was responsible for steelmaking and continuous casting operations.
Years: 1976 to 1998 Employer: British Steel Title: Plant Manger Department: Various Operational Responsibilities: He was responsible for the operation and maintenance of several plants, including coke ovens, blast furnaces, and rolling mills.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2002 to 2012 Country / Region: FSU Summary: Conducted various steelmaking assignments in Russia and Ukraine. Have visited FSU around 20 times in this time period
Years: 1999 to 1999 Country / Region: China Summary: Commissioning rolling of special sections (sheet piling, unequal angles) in large Chinese section mill
Years: 2005 to 2008 Country / Region: Africa Summary: Conducted various feasibility studies and due diligence in Morocco, South Africa, Nigeria
Years: 2000 to 2012 Country / Region: Various Summary: Have visited and or worked in more than 40 different countries - various assignemnts. These countries include Russia, Ukrain, Bosnia, Vietnam, China, UK, USA, Canada, St Kitts, South Africa, Kazakhstan, Venezuela. Chile, India, Pakistan, Brazil, France, Italy, Germany, Malaysia, Mexico, Morrocco, Pilippines, Romania, Belgium, Sweden, S Korea, Trinidad, Sharjah, abu Dhabi, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Fellow: Institute of Metals, Minerals and Mining
Fellow: Coke Oven Managers Association
Member of UK Register of Expert Witnesses
Professional Appointments
Council Member: Lincolnshire Iron and Steel Institute

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert witness in London jurisdiction - Indian iron ore supplier v Pakistan integrated steelmaker
Led a team of specialist engieers in litigation case - Brazilian integrated steel plant v Chinese coke oven plant construction company - case settled out of court
Training / Seminars
Lectured on City & Guilds ironmaking and cokemaking courses
Developed and delivered Total Quality Performance modules
Vendor Selection
Expert in steel plant procurement
Have conducted several detailed tender appraisals
Marketing Experience
Expert in forensic analysis of steel plant failures. Have led most of the steel plant failure investigations in last 6 years on behalf of insurers.
Have conducted market reports into scrap arisal and consumption on global basis with special emphasis on FSU
Other Relevant Experience
Have experience of FSU steel industry
Have conducted due diligence for acquisition or investment on more than eight large steel facilities
Have conducted more than a dozen feasibility studies to bankable level ranging different products in different countries
Have conducted several market studies including large diameter pipe market

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German Business German: Intermediate level
Mandarin Mandarin: Beginner's Level

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