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taking place this June 8-11, 2024



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Sponsored by Johnson Matthey

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Sponsored by Sabin Metal Corporation


Sponsored by CAI Software

Conference WIFI

(Each Day of the Conference)

Sponsored by Metallix

Conference Technical Program

(Each Day of the Conference)

Sponsored by Reldan

Saturday, June 8th

IPMI Golf Tournament

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6:30 AM


Shuttle to Disney's Magnolia Golf Course.

7:00 AM

Golf Course

Breakfast / Warmups

Breakfast sponsored by Italpreziosi

8:00 AM

Shotgun Start

Note: Lunch for Golfers at Shades of Green at Conclusion of Tournament

2:30 PM


Bus returns to the Hyatt

Longest Drive

Sponsored by CAC Specialty

Sponsored by CIBC

Closest to the Pin

Sponsored by CIBC


Sponsored by Axium Scientific

IPMI Conference

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (See Daily Schedule Below)

Registration Room Opens

Location: Palm ABC

Sponsored by Heraeus

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Every Day)

The Meeting Place

Complimentary IPMI Delegate's Lounge to Network and Hold Meetings

Location: Grand Cypress - ABC

Sponsored by Sims Precious Metals

3:30-4:30 PM

Student Meet and Greet — by invitation only

Location: La Coquina & Alcove

4:30-6:00 PM

The IPMI Experience for First-Time Attendees — by invitation only

Location: Grand View Terrace

Sponsored by Sabin Metal Corporation

6:00-8:00 PM

Welcome Reception

Location: Grand Cypress - DEF

Sponsored by Tanaka and Metalor

8:00-10:00 PM

Dueling Piano Bar

Location: Portico

Entertainment Sponsored by Dillon Gage

Open Bar Sponsored by RS Bruce

Dessert Sponsored by Techemet

Sunday, June 9th

7:30 AM

Continental Breakfast

Location: Portico

Sponsored by Hensel Recycling

8:00 AM-4:00 PM Sunday and Monday, 8:00-Noon on Tuesday

Exhibit Booths

Location: Portico East/West

9:30 AM-12:00 PM

Spouse Event

Brunch in Lakehouse Kitchen

Followed by Jewelry Making at Orchid B

8:30-10:00 AM

Session A

World of Precious Metals Finance - PGMs

Location: Grand Cypress - GHI

Moderator: Dr. Jonathan Butler, Mitsubsihi International Corporation

Shifting Sands: The Dynamic Demand for Platinum Group Metals in a Rapidly Changing Landscape

Wilma Swarts, Metals Focus

PGM Supply - Learning from History: Lessons From the Past Can Teach About the Mindset of Mining Supply

Yana Stunis, Anglo American Platinum

PGM Recycling: Understanding the Downturn and Future of the Industry

Dr. Sandeep Kaler, SFA Oxford

Panel Discussion

10:00-10:15 AM

Morning Break

Location: Portico

Sponsored by CIBC

10:15-11:30 AM

Session B

World of PM Finance - Gold and Silver

Location: Grand Cypress - GHI

Moderator: Philip Newman, Metals Focus


Gold Prices: Is it All About Investment or do the Fundamentals Matter?

Philip Newman, Metals Focus

Silver in Deficit: Don't be Short!

Phillips S. Baker, Jr., Chairman, The Silver Institute

Panel Discussion

Phillips S. Baker, Jr.

Joe Cavatoni, World Gold Council

Lee Hockey, Lee Hockey Consultancy

Keith Weiner, Monetary Metals

11:30-1:30 PM

Member's Meeting and IPMI Luncheon

Location: Grand Cypress - DEF

Sponsored by BASF

Tim Ingle, Senior Vice President

1:45-3:00 PM

Session C

Cybersecurity Workshop

Location: Grand Cypress - GHI

Scott Schwartz, FideliTrade

John Dourekas, Kitco

3:00-4:30 PM

Women of IPMI & WiPGMs

Location: Grand Cypress - GHI

Sponsored by FideliTrade and Delaware Depository

Collaboration of IPMI and WiPGMs

Wilma Swarts, Metals Focus. WiPGMs Chair

2024 Carol Tyler Award Winner

Marion Cameron-Gray, Sipi Metals

Mentor Program

Ruth Leland, Johnson Matthey

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Ruth Leland, Johnson Matthey

Becky Berube, United Catalyst Corporation

Julie Daugherty, Multimetco

Maria Piastre, Metallix

Roundtable Experience

Ruth Leland, Johnson Matthey

Path Forward

Lynn Davis, Fidelitrade. Women of IPMI Committee Chair

3:45-4:30 PM

Women of IPMI & WiPGMs: Social Reception

Location: Portico

Sponsored by FideliTrade and Delaware Depository

5:00-6:00 PM

Premier Member Social — by Invitation Only

Location: Grand View Terrace

Sunday Night Fever

6:30-8:00 PM

IPMI Reception & Open Bar

Location: Grand Cypress - GHI

Starts at 8:30 PM

Disco and 70s-80s Dance Show

Location: Grand Cypress - GHI

Platinum Sponsor pH7 Technologies

Gold Sponsors Rand Refinery / World Gold Council / Colt Refining / Hugh Wood

Iridium Sponsor McCol Metals

Silver Sponsor United PMR

Open Bar Sponsored by Mitsubishi International Corporation

Dessert Sponsored by Loomis

Monday, June 10th

7:30 AM

Continental Breakfast

Location: Portico

Sponsored by PMR

8:30-10:00 AM

Session D

Precious Metals in Clean Energy

Location: Grand Cypress - GHI

Moderator: Matt Watson, Precious Metals Commodity Management LLC

Why PGMs will be Needed for a Successful Energy Transition

Marge Ryan, Advocacy Manager - Platinum Group Metals at Johnson Matthey

Thrifting and Recycling of PGMs - Core Activities for the Success of PEM Hydrogen Technologies

Philipp Walter, Executive VP Business Line Hydrogen Systems at Heraeus

Panel Discussion: PGM's in the H2 Economy

Moderator: Matt Watson, Precious Metals Commodity Management LLC

Marge Ryan, Johnson Matthey

Philipp Walter, Heraeus

Matt Davis, MasterMelt

Dr. Sandeep Kaler, SFA Oxford

Gancheng Sun, Amogy

10:00-10:15 AM

Morning Break

Location: Portico

Sponsored by PMR

10:15-11:15 AM

Session E

Sustainability Programming Across the Precious Metal Value Chain

Location: Grand Cypress - GHI

Moderators: Sam Sabin, Sabin Metals and James Gavilan, Gavilan Commodities


The Crucial Synergy Between the E, S, and G in Sustainability Strategies and in Benefit Corporations (B Corp)

Alice Vanni, Italpreziosi

Anglo American's License to Operate - Going Beyond the ESG Acronym

Yana Stunis, Anglo American

Sustainability Auditing and the Net Zero Journey: the Bureau Veritas Perspective

Aline Wolf, Bureau Veritas

"Financing a Greener Future: Sustainable Precious Metals in Focus"; A Debt Provider's Role in Promoting Responsible Mining and Refining

Miranda Werstiuk, Monetary Metals

11:15-12:30 PM

Session F

Responsible Sourcing

Location: Grand Cypress - GHI

Moderator: Randy Weinerman, Mitsubishi International Corporation

Recycled Gold

Neil Harby, LBMA

LPPM's Responsible Sourcing Initiatives

John Cullen, Johnson Matthey and LPPM Chairman

A Refiner's Perspective on Responsible Sourcing

Raysa Garcia, United Precious Metal Refining

Panel Discussion

12:30-2:00 PM

IPMI Delegate Luncheon

Location: Grand Cypress - DEF

Sponsored by Auramet

James Verraster III, CEO

2:00-3:00 PM

Session G

PGM Refining Technologies and Autocat Recycling Trends

Location: Grand Cypress - GHI

Moderator: Craig Ostroff, BASF

From Concept to Commercialization: Unveiling pH7's Wet Chemistry Processing Plant

Mohammad Doostmohammadi, pH7 Technologies

PGM Loading Trends in North America Autocat

Ben Davis, Davis Recycling

Adam Lazewski, BASF

Panel Discussion

Mohammad Doostmohammadi, pH7 Technologies

Ben Davis, Davis Recycling

Adam Lazewski, BASF

Ed Schwenk, Noble6

3:00-5:00 PM

Afternoon Party

Location: Oak Terrace

Sponsored by Gannon and Scott

5:00-6:00 PM

Happy Hour

Location: Grand View Terrace

Sponsored by Bureau Veritas

6:00-8:00 PM

Sabin Reception

Location: Windsong Lawn

Sponsored by Sabin Metal Corporation

8:00-10:00 PM

Mastermelt's Margaritaville

Location: Upper Pool Deck

Sponsored by Mastermelt

The Landsharks Tribute to the Music of Jimmy Buffett, The Beach Boys and more

Tuesday, June 11th

8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

Location: Portico

Sponsored by Brinks

9:00-10:30 AM

Session H

New Horizons & Precious Metals Technology

Location: Grand Cypress - GHI

Moderator: Federico Padrono Martini, IKOI

Green Refining of Iridium Using Molecular Recognition Technology™ (MRT™)

Steven R. Izatt, IBC Advanced Technologies, Inc.

Gold and Silver Bars: Effectiveness of the Process, Optimization of Time and Space

Federico Padrono Martini, IKOI

New Tunnel Furnace T-Barmaster Spaceless with the New High Efficiency Converter

Luca Fiorini, Tera Automation

Filippo Piomboni, Tera Automation

Induction Melting for Precious Metals

Patrick O'Connor, Inductotherm

10:30-10:45 AM

Morning Break

Location: Portico

Sponsored by Techemet

10:45-12:00 PM

Session I

SAC Workshop

Location: Grand Cypress - GHI

Introduction to Analytical Glassware and Procedures

Dr. Stacey Santolli, BASF-ECMS

Round Robin Results

Algis Naujokas, Sabin Metals

SAC Path Forward

- Group Discussion

- Future Round Robin Exercises

- SAC October Symposium Plan

12:30 PM

Student Lunch — by invitation only

Location: Portico East

Sponsored by the European Chapter of the IPMI

1:30-2:45 PM

Student Presentations Part 1

Location: Poinciana A-D

Open to All

2:45-3:00 PM

Afternoon Break

Location: Poinciana A-D

3:00-4:15 PM

Student Presentations Part 2

Location: Poinciana A-D

Open to All

6:00-7:00 PM

President's Reception

Location: Portico

Sponsored by Mitsubishi International Corporation

7:00-9:00 PM

Awards Banquet

Location: Grand Cypress - GHI

Awards Banquet Wine Sponsored by QML

9:00-10:00 PM

Closing Dessert Reception

Location: Portico

Sponsored by Umicore

Registration will be open at the following times during the Conference:

8AM-5PM on Saturday

8AM-3PM on Sunday

8AM-1PM on Monday

8AM-noon on Tuesday


  • Phil Baker

    Phil Baker

    Phil Baker led Hecla as CEO for more than 20 years, beginning his tenure when silver prices were at their lowest since 1993. Under his leadership, Hecla has addressed significant legacy environmental liabilities, proactively investing hundreds of millions of dollars in environmental efforts long before the widespread focus on ESG principles.

    In 2008, Phil orchestrated the sale of Hecla's Venezuelan operations, where the company was the largest gold producer, and used the proceeds to acquire full ownership of Greens Creek, one of the world's top silver mines. His dedication to innovation prompted the development of the patented Underhand Closed Bench mining method at the Lucky Friday mine, significantly enhancing safety and productivity for the future. In 2022, Hecla expanded its portfolio by acquiring the Keno Hill mining district, which is expected to contribute to nearly 40% of Canada’s silver production starting in 2026.

    Phil is a prominent advocate for the critical role of silver in the energy transition, especially in photovoltaics. He has served as a past Chairman of the United States National Mining Association and is the current Chairman of the Silver Institute. His extensive experience has given him insight into the highs and lows of the mining industry.

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  • Becky Berube (President at United Catalyst Corporation)

    Becky Berube

    President at United Catalyst Corporation

    Becky Berube has served the recycling community for over thirty years. Based in Greenville, South Carolina as President of United Catalyst Corporation, she writes a monthly educational column for the industry, and serves on several ARA and ISRI committees; she is a newly appointed Advisor on the US Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Critical Minerals. She was a recipient of the 2023 South Carolina Women in Business Award, and is a mentor in the Women in PGMs program. Becky also serves on the Executive Committee of the International Precious Metals Institute (IPMI), and is a past President

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  • Jonathan Butler (Mitsubishi Corp)

    Jonathan Butler

    Mitsubishi Corp

    Dr. Jonathan Butler is Head of Business Development at Mitsubishi Corporation, specializing in the financing and sales of the full suite of PGMs, silver and gold. He also leads Mitsubishi’s precious metals research and strategy. Jon has been at Mitsubishi since 2013 and previously worked in various marketing and research roles at Johnson Matthey. He holds a PhD from the University of Edinburgh and Masters degrees from the University of Oxford. He is currently Vice President of the IPMI, a member of the Management Committee of the London Platinum and Palladium Market and is an active member of the London Bullion Market Association.

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  • Marion Cameron-Gray (President/CEO of Sipi Metals Corp.)

    Marion Cameron-Gray

    President/CEO of Sipi Metals Corp.

    Marion Cameron-Gray has been President and CEO of Sipi Metals Corp. since 2007, where she has served in various executive functions since 1992. Sipi Metals is a 119-year-old private Chicago based firm, which manufactures brass and bronze alloys and recovers precious metals from industrial materials. Sipi also provides services in secure destruction of sensitive data-bearing electronic media. Sipi’s primary facility is in Chicago.

    The precious metal recovery operation partners with major refiners in Europe, Africa and Japan.

    In 2007, Ms. Cameron-Gray executed a buy-out from the last remaining shareholder of the founding family.

    Prior to Sipi Metals Corp., Ms. Cameron-Gray was associated with international metals trading companies in New York.

    Ms. Cameron-Gray studied Electrical Engineering at Trinity College, Dublin, where she grew up, and graduated with an MBA from Pace University in New York.

    A devoted music lover, Ms. Cameron-Gray is a member of the board of the Lyric Opera of Chicago where she chairs the investment committee and is a Trustee of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association. She is also a founding member of the American Writers Museum, recently opened in Chicago and is a board member of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. She is also a member of the Kellogg School of Management Global Advisory Board at Northwestern University.

    Ms. Cameron-Gray is a member of The Economic Club of Chicago, The Chicago Network, The Committee of 200 and the International Precious Metals Institute.

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  • Joe Cavatoni (Market Strategist at World Gold Council)

    Joe Cavatoni

    Market Strategist at World Gold Council

    Americas which includes oversight of investor relationships, product solutions, research, and marketing as well as the global ETFs platform. He also serves as Principal Executive Officer for the World Gold Trust Services, LLC; President of WGC USA Asset Management Company, LLC; Board Member and President of WGC (US) Holdings, Inc.; and as a member of the Executive Committee.

    During his three-decade career in the financial services industry, Joe has developed and demonstrated expertise in the areas of global capital markets, exchange traded funds, asset management, trading, and business/platform development. He also spent more than 15 years working in Asia. Prior to joining the World Gold Council, Joe was a managing director at BlackRock where he was responsible for iShares Capital Markets (Americas) and was a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. His responsibilities also included product development and management as well as running a global team.

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  • John Cullen (PGMS Global Commercial Director of Johnson Matthey)

    John Cullen

    PGMS Global Commercial Director of Johnson Matthey

    John is Commercial Director of Johnson Matthey’s PGMS business. He has worked in the industry for many years and has held a variety of senior commercial roles in JM including spending several years as Managing Director of their Precious Metals Management business, which included the Metals Trading, Sales, and Market Research functions. He has been based in roles in both the UK and the US.
    He was appointed Chairman of the London Platinum and Palladium Market (LPPM) in February 2022. He had served on the Management Committee for the previous three years.

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  • Julie Daugherty (Global Business Development Leader at Multimetco Inc.)

    Julie Daugherty

    Global Business Development Leader at Multimetco Inc.

  • Ben Davis (President at Davis Recycling, Inc.)

    Ben Davis

    President at Davis Recycling, Inc.

    Ben Davis started Davis Recycling in 1998, buying converters in Arizona, and moved to Tennessee in 1999. Davis Recycling is located in Johnson City, Tennessee. In 2006, Ben opened Metal Recycling Inc., a full-service metals recycling center.

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  • Lynn Davis (VP of Trading at FideliTrade Inc)

    Lynn Davis

    VP of Trading at FideliTrade Inc

  • Matt Davis (Mastermelt America)

    Matt Davis

    Mastermelt America

    Originally from London, he now resides in Miami with his wife and three daughters. Holding a degree from the University of Birmingham (UK) he completed a legal education at BPP Law School in London.

    He has dedicated his entire career to Mastermelt, where I currently serve in a global business development role focused on the reclamation and processing of precious metals. His work spans various industrial sectors, including aerospace and pharmaceuticals.
    For the past three years, he has concentrated on the recovery of precious metals within the green hydrogen and fuel cell sectors.

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  • Mohammad Doostmohammadi (CEO of pH7 Technologies Inc.)

    Mohammad Doostmohammadi

    CEO of pH7 Technologies Inc.

    Mohammad Doostmohammadi is the founder and CEO of pH7 Technologies, leading the company’s strategic vision and business and technical activities.
    As a serial entrepreneur with a passion for sustainability, Mohammad has been committed to exploring new technologies that make existing processes and systems more environmentally-friendly, as well as economically viable for wide-scale industry applications. He advocates the value of working collectively to make an impact, advancing solutions that can bring about positive outcomes today, and for future generations.

    Mohammad brings with him a deep background in science and complex chemical processes, having spent over 15 years working on mineral extraction, mineral processing, metal extraction, and wastewater management. Prior to pH7 Technologies, he had managed the development of five different processing plants globally, overseeing the projects from ideation and R&D, all the way through to commercialization and launch.

    Mohammad holds strong industry relationships built on shared values and goals, envisioning a future where the environmental footprint can be eliminated through the adoption of innovative chemical processes. At pH7 Technologies, this mission is realized in the company’s production of green metals that have the lowest carbon footprint.

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  • John Dourekas (Director of Kitco Media and Institutional Business Development at Kitco Metals)

    John Dourekas

    Director of Kitco Media and Institutional Business Development at Kitco Metals

  • Luca Fiorini (General Manager at TERA AUTOMATION S.R.L.)

    Luca Fiorini

    General Manager at TERA AUTOMATION S.R.L.

    Luca Fiorini is originally from Arezzo, a world center of quality gold processing. He graduated in electrical engineering from the University of Florence. Sine then he has specialized in telecommunications and automation systems. He contributed to the development of the reliability of the Italian railway network by facilitating the prevention of failures in traffic control system and the then later developed automation or the precious metals refining industry. With Italimpianti Orafi he founded Tera Automation. With the help of an extremely competent team of technicians programmers and engieers he designed an innovative tunnel furnace that revolutionized the way ingots are produced. Since 2018 he has been a partner in Italimpianti Orafi and later founded Maximeccanica, a mechanical workship focusing on CNC precious machining and 3 D printing

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  • Raysa Garcia (Compliance Specialist at United Precious Metal Refining, Inc.)

    Raysa Garcia

    Compliance Specialist at United Precious Metal Refining, Inc.

    Prior to joining United Precious Metal Refining, Inc., Raysa has
    extensive experience in the banking sectors in various functions, most notably in Compliance, Anti-Money Laundering, Fraud Investigations, Business Banking and Policy Implementation

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  • Neil Harby (Chief Technical Officer at LBMA)

    Neil Harby

    Chief Technical Officer at LBMA

    As Chief Technical Officer for the LBMA, Neil’s responsibilities include acting as the Executive’s main contact for the Good Delivery system for GD Refiners, applicants and LBMA Committees. His duties include managing the LBMA Good Delivery accreditation system, including applications, Pro-Active Monitoring, Proficiency Testing and other GD related projects. The role also involves overseeing the work of the GDL Officer in the administration of the Good Delivery system as well as managing the implementation by gold Good Delivery refiners of the LBMA’s Responsible Gold Guidance and ensuring the efficiency and effectiveness of the Good Delivery work carried out by the LBMA.

    He brings to the role a wealth of experience having previously been Head of Evaluation at the Rand Refinery in South Africa. He represented the Rand Refinery at the LBMA as the only Referee in the Southern Hemisphere. As one of only five Referees appointed by the LBMA to oversee the maintenance of the LBMA’s Good Delivery List, he has been involved in many initiatives to ensure and develop the integrity of the gold industry. He contributed to the steering committee which produced the “Conflict-Free” Gold Standard of the World Gold Council as well as the development of the LBMA’s Responsible Gold Guidance and presented the Rand Refinery “Artisanal gold” Model at the OECD in Paris. He was a Board Member of the Responsible Jewellery Council representing the Gold and/or Platinum Metals, Refiners and/or Hedgers Forum as well as sitting on the Membership Committee. His work experience included nine years in the Platinum Industry and held the position as a member of the South African Organising Committee of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

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  • LH

    Lee Martin Hockey

    Consultant at Lee M Hockey Consultancy

    Lee M Hockey –Started his career at Johnson Matthey PLC where, in 30 years + he held many commercial roles reaching the position of Sales & Marketing Director within Johnson Matthey’s Global PGM Refining business. After leaving Johnson Matthey Lee spent a short time with Mastermelts Group of Companies. In October 2017 he set up his own business as a consultant to the precious metals industry in, with Hensel Recycling being one of his key customers. Lee has been involved within the IPMI for many years and is Past President of European Chapter of the IPMI

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  • Steven R. Izatt (President and CEO of IBC Advanced Technologies, Inc.)

    Steven R. Izatt

    President and CEO of IBC Advanced Technologies, Inc.

    Steven R. Izatt is President and CEO of IBC Advanced Technologies, Inc. He has served on the Board of Directors of the International Precious Metals Institute (“IPMI”) and received the IPMI Jun-ichiro Tanaka Distinguished Achievement Award in recognition of his entrepreneurial contributions to the precious metals industry. In addition to IPMI, Mr. Izatt is a Registered Member of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration and a member of the American Chemical Society. He holds an S.M. degree in Chemical Engineering Practice and an S.M. degree in Technology and Policy, both from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as a B.A. degree in Chemistry from Brigham Young University

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  • DK

    Dr.Sandeep Kaler

    Sandeep Kaler is a Market Strategy Analyst at SFA (Oxford) focusing on demand for PGMs and other critical minerals. She specialises in high-tech and industrial applications where these critical metals are used including automotive, fuel cells, hydrogen, and chemical applications. Prior to joining SFA (Oxford) in 2022, Sandeep completed a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Bath, as well as master’s degrees from Cardiff University and Queen Mary University of London.

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  • Adam Lazewski (North American Commercial Manager at BASF Corp.)

    Adam Lazewski

    North American Commercial Manager at BASF Corp.

    To repair or scrap?

    That question and its implication has been the focus of Adam Lazewski’s career. After spending 16 years in the collision repair industry, culminating in his role as North American Zone Manager for BASF, he transitioned to precious metals recycling. In his current role as North American Commercial Manager for BASF ECMS’s Precious Metal and Refining Division, Adam has focused his attention on the refining of spent automotive and chemical catalyst, as well as the precious metal chemicals industry. As an advocate for customers, and their important role in the circular economy, he has brought impactful changes and innovation for all stakeholders.

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  • Ruth Leland (Refining Global Commercial Director of Johnson Matthey)

    Ruth Leland

    Refining Global Commercial Director of Johnson Matthey


    Currently Refining Global Commercial Director at Johnson Matthey, Ruth Leland is responsible globally for Refining within the Platinum Group Metals and Services part of the business. A core element of the role involves understanding the full metal flow from product supply to product recycling, and with a greater drive towards sustainability, the value proposition is becoming more about the full circularity package than any single part of the offer. She also has responsibility for the European Customer Services Teams across both the Refining and Products businesses.
    Prior to joining Johnson Matthey five years ago, Ruth held the role of Refrigerants Business Manager at BOC, where she worked for 13 years holding a range of strategic roles in sales and customer management. An advocate for gender diversity in the precious metals industry, Ruth has been a member of the Women in PGM Network since its inception in 2019.

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  • Algis Naujokas (Lab Director / IPMI Sampling & Analytical Committee Co-chair of Sabin Metal Corporation)

    Algis Naujokas

    Lab Director / IPMI Sampling & Analytical Committee Co-chair of Sabin Metal Corporation

    Algis is the Director of the Central Laboratory at Sabin Metal Corporation. Algis has been with Sabin for 28 years. His extensive experience in fire assay, wet chemistry, analytical instrumentation, and quality assurance have been integral to the success of the laboratory. He has earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Chemistry, with a specialization in Physical Chemistry at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Algis has also served as a chairperson of the Sampling & Analytical Committee of the IPMI for the past 7 years.

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  • PN

    Philip Newman

    Managing Director of Metals Focus

    Philip is a founding partner of Metals Focus, with 29 years’ experience. Prior to this Philip was Research Director at GFMS, where he was a key contributor and project manager of the silver, gold and PGM surveys, research reports and consultancy projects.

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  • Patrick O'Connor (District Manager at Inductotherm)

    Patrick O'Connor

    District Manager at Inductotherm

    Patrick O’Connor started with Inductotherm Corp. in February 2022 as an Associate District Manager. Patrick brought a diversified background to Inductotherm with experience in Sales, Human Resources, and Logistics. In 2023 Patrick was promoted to District Manager and covers the North Central USA territory. Originally from Jackson, NJ, Patrick currently resides in Toms River, NJ. In his free time, Patrick enjoys sports and is a NY Jets season ticket holder

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  • Federico Padrono Martini (Sales Director of IKOI Spa)

    Federico Padrono Martini

    Sales Director of IKOI Spa

    Federico Padrono Martini is the Sales Director for IKOI S.p.A
    Mr. Padrono Martini, a native of Padua, Italy, joined IKOI in 2013. Previously, he was the Sales Director for several international companies in the welding and electrical cable industries. He is a graduate of the University of Padua, holding a degree in Statistical Economics.

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  • Maria Piastre (CEO of Metallix Refining)

    Maria Piastre

    CEO of Metallix Refining

    As a business development professional with a degree in economics from Kean University NJ, Maria joined the Metallix team in 2005, working alongside department heads, touching upon strategic planning, marketing and sales. Closely working with engineers and some of the most respected and accomplished minds in the precious metals industry, soon developed supplier and partner relationships based on sound business and proven results.
    In 2017 Maria was promoted to company CEO after demonstrating an ability to perform critical duties throughout the organization, achieving the trust and respect of employees and colleagues. As CEO of Metallix Refining, Maria Piastre is an acknowledged and accomplished leading voice within the precious metals industry and financial sector

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  • Marge Ryan (Johnson Matthey Plc)

    Marge Ryan

    Johnson Matthey Plc

    Marge leads platinum group metal (PGM) advocacy for Johnson Matthey and is a member of JM’s renowned PGM Market Research team. She began her career at Implats in South Africa before emigrating to the UK and joining JM. Over the past ten years with Market Research her focus has been on analysing the energy transition and its implications for the PGM industry. She also participates in JM’s wider climate scenario and strategic materials modelling. In her advocacy work, she aims to equip policymakers, innovators, and other stakeholders with the necessary insights into the PGM markets to unlock the potential of these metals to serve the energy transition, health, and environmental sustainability

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  • Stacey Santolli (Global Production Analytics Manager at BASF Environmental Catalyst & Metal Solutions)

    Stacey Santolli

    Global Production Analytics Manager at BASF Environmental Catalyst & Metal Solutions

    Dr. Stacey Santolli is the Global Production Analytics Manager for BASF Environmental Catalyst and Metal Solutions. She has been with BASF-ECMS for 13 years during which she held a variety of laboratory roles. Stacey has been an active member in Diversity and Inclusion groups and works to further the mission and purpose of Women In BASF employee resource group. Before BASF, Stacey received her PhD from Texas A&M University. Stacey has been the Co Chair of the Sampling and Analytical Committee for the past two years.

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  • Scott Schwartz (EVP at Fidelitrade Incorporated)

    Scott Schwartz

    EVP at Fidelitrade Incorporated

    Scott Schwartz is the EVP and General Counsel of Fidelitrade and subsidiaries including Delaware Depository.
    Scott is honored to serve as the Governance & Compliance Officer for IPMI and serve on the IPMI Executive Committee.
    He earned certifications from accredited organizations such as IAPP, ISC2, and CompTIA due to extensive research and application of privacy law and cybersecurity law policies and

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  • Ed Schwenk (CEO of PGM Recovery Systems, Inc.)

    Ed Schwenk

    CEO of PGM Recovery Systems, Inc.

    For over 40 years, Edmund has excelled in the processing, refining, and manufacturing of precious metals. His career began with training as an assayer, analyzing ore and Dore' using classical techniques. Advancing in the late 1980’s to Senior Vice President of refinery operations at Pure Metals Corporation, he oversaw hydro/pyro metallurgical refinery procedures, and fabricated high-purity sputter target products for defense contractors. As founder and Chief Executive Officer of Noble6 his expertise guided the company engaged in automotive precious metal recycling to success. He has been awarded two United States Patents as well as several overseas Patents. Recently, he directed the commercialization of a robotic process line for the recovery of Iridium/Platinum metals from spark plugs. Edmund remains actively involved in the industry through Noble6 and their podcast, Noble6 Talks.

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  • Yana Stunis (Sales Manager at Anglo Platinum Marketing Ltd)

    Yana Stunis

    Sales Manager at Anglo Platinum Marketing Ltd

    ana Stunis is a Precious Metals Sales Manager at Anglo Platinum Marketing Ltd, where she has developed strong client relationships with strong focus on Sustainability. Yana has over 20 years of experience in the financial services, commodities, and technology industries. Previously, she has held a number of front office, business development and risk positions at top tier global institutions and fintech start-ups. Yana sits on the Board of Women in PGMs and is the Chair of the European Chapter. She received BS in Economics from the Wharton School and is a CFA Charterholder.

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  • Gancheng Sun (Director, Business Strategy of Amogy)

    Gancheng Sun

    Director, Business Strategy of Amogy

    Gancheng Sun is the Director of Business Strategy at Amogy. She joined Amogy as employee #10 and helped the company scale to 180 employees with more than $220 million in funding. She is currently leading corporate strategy with a focus on fundraising and business development. Prior to joining Amogy, Gancheng worked with commercial real estate project finance at CBRE. Gancheng holds a Master degree of Business Management from Duke University and a Bachelor degree of Finance at Huazhong University of Science and Technology.

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  • Wilma Swarts (Director PGM Research of Metal Focus)

    Wilma Swarts

    Director PGM Research of Metal Focus

    Wilma heads all platinum group metals research at Metals Focus. She has 12 years’ experience in the PGM mining industry focused on metal sales and marketing from her time at Lonmin, where she was Head of Commercial Services. She served as non-executive director on the boards of the Platinum Jewellery Development Association, World Platinum Investment Council and Furuya Metals . She also served as chairperson of The Platinum Incubator from 2016-2019 and is the current Chairperson of Women in PGMs. Wilma holds a MSc in International Business Administration from the University of London

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    Alice Vanni

    CSR Director of Italpreziosi

    Corporate Social Responsibility Director, Italpreziosi Spa
    Alice Vanni currently holds the position of CSR Director and serves as a Member of the Board of Directors at Italpreziosi Spa. With career experiences at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and two prestigious think tanks—the Institute of International Affairs (IAI) and TWAI with the ChinaMED Project— she joined Italpreziosi Spa in 2019. Her expertise lies in sustainability and compliance within the mining sector and the precious metals supply chain.

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  • Philipp Walter (Head of Business Line Hydrogen Systems at Heraeus Precious Metals GmbH & Co. KG)

    Philipp Walter

    Head of Business Line Hydrogen Systems at Heraeus Precious Metals GmbH & Co. KG

    Philipp is the Executive Vice President New Business Development at Heraeus Precious Metals, Hanau, Germany.
    Philipp is a chemist by education and received a PhD from the University of Freiburg, Germany. Philipp held various management positions in R&D, new business development, marketing and sales in Norway, USA and Switzerland

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  • Matt Watson (Founder and President of Precious Metals Commodity Management LLC)

    Matt Watson

    Founder and President of Precious Metals Commodity Management LLC

    Founder and director of Precious Metals
    Commodity Management LLC.  We focus on the precious metals markets with an emphasis on the Clean
    Energy Transition Metal markets. My mantra is simple, “This is going to be the century of Clean Energy
    Transition and Mineral Constraints.”  Understanding these markets and our global limits on rapidly
    scaling mining is leading us to the current mineral super-cycle.

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  • Keith Weiner (CEO of Monetary Metals)

    Keith Weiner

    CEO of Monetary Metals

    Keith Weiner is the founder and CEO of Monetary Metals, an investment firm that is unlocking the productivity of gold. Monetary Metals’ innovative gold offerings connect precious metals investors with companies that have a need for gold and silver financing. Companies get financing denominated in gold or silver, which eliminates the need to hedge, while investors earn a yield on precious metals and grow their total ounces."

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    Miranda Werstiuk

    Senior Originator at Monetary Metals

    Miranda Werstiuk has over 30 years of experience as an innovative corporate finance and investment banking professional working within the resource sector.

    From 2011 to 2019, as Senior Vice-President, Investment Banking for the Canadian investment banking firm IBK Capital, Ms. Werstiuk led financing initiatives consisting primarily of debt and equity transactions totaling more than US$200 million. In 2020, she joined Geneva-based OCIM, a strategic assets financier and precious metals trader; as Director of Corporate Development, Ms. Werstiuk identified investment opportunities and designed and implemented alternative financing products and strategies. With Monetary Metals, she is part of the Origination team, responsible for sourcing, qualifying and structuring lease and bond transactions under the company’s Unlocking the Productivity of Gold® platform.

    Most recently, she is the founder of Fuchsia Capital Advisors, a boutique financial advisory firm focused on the resource sector. A graduate of Queen’s University, Ms. Werstiuk has been a member of the Toronto Chapter of “Women in Mining” (WIM) since 2017, holding various executive roles, including Co-Vice Chair, and helping to grow the organization into one of Canada’s most influential associations focused on advancing the role of women within the mining industry.

    She is also a member in good standing of WIM UK, PDAC and CIM, as well as the Artemis Project, which is a coalition of Canadian women entrepreneurs in the mining industry focused on advancing and supporting women within the mining sector. Miranda is Chair, Program Advisory Group of the planetGOLD program - a global partnership with governments, the private sector, and artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) communities to improve the production practices and work environment of artisanal and small-scale miners, with the aim to reduce mercury use in ASGM.

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  • Aline Wolf (Market Leader Precious Metals at Bureau Veritas)

    Aline Wolf

    Market Leader Precious Metals at Bureau Veritas

    Aline Wolf is an accomplished and versatile manager based in Neu-Isenburg, Germany. Born on April 4, 1989, in Offenbach a.M., Aline has cultivated a strong career in strategy development, technical sales, and international team coordination. With over eight years of experience in the B2B and trade sectors, she has demonstrated exceptional skills in leading interdisciplinary projects and managing operational responsibilities, particularly in the German precious metals market.
    Currently serving as the Market Leader for Precious Metals at Bureau Veritas Commodities Germany GmbH, Aline oversees strategic key account development, market intelligence collection, and global business coordination. Her role involves driving sales growth, managing client relationships, and supporting internal process innovations.
    Aline's previous roles include serving as a Commercial Manager at Bureau Veritas, where she led revenue development and client network building, and as a Key Account Manager at a precious metals recycling company in Germany, where she managed a substantial customer base and supported trainees. Her early career included various roles in sales, customer service, and project management.
    Aline holds a Master of Science in Business and Economics from Justus-Liebig-University, Gießen, and a Bachelor of Science from Goethe University, Frankfurt a.M. She is fluent in German and English.
    Beyond her professional life, Aline is actively involved in several honorary positions, such as being a board member of the EC-IPMI and a member of the IPMI sustainability committee. She enjoys equestrian sports, tennis, biking, running, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

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