Posted on 28/10/2014 in category Non-Ferrous

BIR World Mirror on Non-Ferrous Metals

A final few words….

This marks my last contribution to the Mirror as President of the BIR Non-Ferrous Metals Division. With our World Convention in Paris, I have chosen to step down a few months before my final term of one year expires. This will make the transition to a new leadership easier as David Chiao advances from his Senior Vice President post to serve the very short balance of my term.

It has been a pleasure serving as President these past seven-plus years. As an industry, we were faced with very difficult circumstances that took us from expanding markets to shrinking ones in a very short time. Recoveries, where they did indeed occur, were slower in coming, impeded by economic implications and extraneous factors over which we have little or no control.

I close by thanking those Board members with whom I have served over the past many years, as well as the members of the Secretariat in Brussels for their ongoing hard work and support.

by Robert Stein
Alter Trading (USA)
President of the Non-Ferrous Metals Division

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