Recycling Metals Conference

Sponsored by Heritage Environmental Services

June 18-20, 2019

About the Conference:

This conference will focus on industry practices currently in use to convert metal-containing materials to products. Processors, raw materials producers, and marketers will all be invited to attend.  A call for speakers has been issued and we are seeking individual and group presenters to share their experiences and approaches to recycling metals and associated materials.

Particular emphasis will be given to combinations of metallurgical processing, metal tailings recovery, and battery recycling to facilitate economical recycling. The presentations anticipated will focus on plant operations, and there will be ample opportunity for interaction by the participants.

Who should attend?

This conference is intended for generators, recyclers, and manufacturers related to the metals industry.  Researchers, engineers, plant managers, senior directors, and commercial personnel will all find this conference educational and stimulating.

Preliminary Program 

Day One:  Tuesday, June 18, 2019

8:00 amCheck-in/RegistrationRegistration Desk
9:00 amIntroductionNigel Morrison
President, PIZO Technologies
The Heritage Group
Indianapolis, IN
9:15 amThe Heritage GroupJeff Laborsky
Heritage Environmental Services
Indianapolis, IN
9:45 amNorth Star BlueScope SteelJeff Joldrichsen
Vice President, Operations
North Star BlueScope Steel
Delta, OH
10:15 amBreak
10:30 amZinc NacionalEduardo Alverde
Zinc Nacional
Monterrey, Mexico
11:00 amSteelmaking from a Scrap Supplier’s Point of ViewDennis Rodal, P.E.
Director, Research & Development
ELG Haniel Metals Corp.
McKessport, PA
11:30 amNetworking and Lunch 
1:00 pmLean OperationsFred Koch
Vice President
CSC, A Russell Industries Company
Niagra Falls, Ontario
1:30 pmRecycling Spent Residue Upgrading CatalystThomas Centa
Executive Vice President
AMG Vanadium, LLC
Cambridge, OH
2:00 pmBreak 
2:15 pmInternational Zinc AssociationAndrew Green
International Zinc Association
Durham, NC
2:45 pmA Look Inside Greenville MetalsNorm Wilson
Technical Sales Manager/Purchasing
Greenville Metals, Inc.
Transfer, PA
3:15 pmBreak
3:30 pmMagnesium RecyclingAlain Dery
Commercial Director
Advanced Magnesium Alloys Corp
Anderson, IN
4:00 pmBattery Recycling and the Circular EconomyShane Thompson
Verdant Holdings
Washington, DC
4:30 pmSocial at The Center

Day Two: Wednesday, June 19, 2019

9:00 amIntroductionNigel Morrison
President, PIZO Technologies
The Heritage Group
Indianapolis, IN
9:15 amScanArc Plasma TechnologiesBror Magnus Heegaard
Chief Executive Officer
ScanArc Plasma Technologies AB
Hofors, Sweden
9:45 amFinally, Domestic Capabilities for the Recovery of WEEE Metallic Fractions Copper & Precious MetalsMike Hyman
Chief Commercial Officer
Metalery, LLC.
Indianapolis & Cincinnati
10:15 amBreak 
10:30 amCopper as a Micronutrient in Animal FeedNick Leisure
Director of R&D
Indianapolis, IN
11:00 amThe STEM Training PipelineSimon Rhodes, Ph.D.
Dean of Science
Indiana University-Purdue University
Indianapolis, IN
11:30 amNetworking and Lunch 
1:00 pmLatest Developments with the Ezinex TechnologyJonathan Nielson
Business & Technology Development
Engitec Technologies
Rolla, MO
1:30 pmAllied MineralsBen Hunsicker
Product Services Engineer
Allied Minerals Products
Columbus, OH
2:00 pmBreak 
2:15 pmRecycling Research in an Industry-University Collaborative NSF CenterBrajendra Mishra
Director, Metal Processing Institute
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA
2:45 pmReinventing the Wheel….AgainMike Aston
General Manager
Network Environmental Services, Inc.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
3:15 pmBreak
3:30 pmRSR TechnologiesColin Pelletier
Process Engineer
RSR Technologies, Inc.
Dallas, TX
4:00 pmWaelz Sustainable ProductsNigel Morrison
President, PIZO Technologies
The Heritage Group
Indianapolis, IN
4:30 pmSocial at The Center 

Day Three:  Thursday, June 20, 2019

9:00 amHeritage R&D ToursResearch & Development Lab