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 Expert  730800

Expert in Steel and Material Handling

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

United Kingdom
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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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.

blast furnace


iron metallurgy




scrap steel melting




steel industry


steel manufacturing


steel melting


steel mill operation


steel rolling

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1987   BA   Mathematics   Open University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2008 to




Specialist Steel and Metals Consultant


Director and Owner


Expert is responsible for managing a wide range of consulting work. This work is carried out by Expert and a wide range of associates.

2001 to 2008


McLellan and Partners




Group Director


Expert was responsible for consulting work around the world.

1999 to 2000


Mannesmann Demag


Offsite Commissioning


Sheet Piling Specialist


Expert was responsible for commissioning sheet piling and other sections in a large Chinese rolling mill.

1998 to 1999


Irish Steel


Steelmaking and Continuous Casting


Works Manager


He was responsible for steelmaking and continuous casting operations.

1976 to 1998


British Steel


Various Operational


Plant Manger


He was responsible for the operation and maintenance of several plants, including coke ovens, blast furnaces, and rolling mills.

Career Accomplishments:

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

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • 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 modules
  • Conducted due diligence on steel assets in UK, Nigeria, Russia, Bosnia, Bulgaria and Philippines in relation to acquisition
  • Conducted 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 India
  • Conducted expert witness assignments on various steel disputes
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on coal coke inquiry.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
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
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2002 to 2012   FSU   Conducted various steelmaking assignments in Russia and Ukraine. Have visited FSU around 20 times in this time period
1999 to 1999   China   Commissioning rolling of special sections (sheet piling, unequal angles) in large Chinese section mill
2005 to 2008   Africa   Conducted various feasibility studies and due diligence in Morocco, South Africa, Nigeria
2000 to 2012   Various   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

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   Business German: Intermediate level
Mandarin   Mandarin: Beginner's Level

Market Research:
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

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Lectured on City & Guilds ironmaking and cokemaking courses Developed and delivered Total Quality Performance modules

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert in steel plant procurement Have conducted several detailed tender appraisals

Other Skills and Services

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


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