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Rain Carbon (formerly Rain CII) has announced two important changes to their senior management team.  Ron Garbarino, presently Chief Commercial Officer, will move into Operations, while Mike Tillman will transfer from Operations across to Commercial. I have known Ron since about 2002, when I was a customer of his.   It was always a pleasure […]

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AZ China’s 5th biennial conference will be held in Shanghai September 7-9.  But there are just 33 days to go if you want to make the most of the Early Bird special price. The Early Bird registration fee is just US$1000, but it jumps up from June 1.   Compare that price with other conferences […]

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I have not been able to confirm this directly, but I am told Foster Lee has retired from the Shanghai office of Rio Tinto Alcan. I understand Foster checked out at the end of March. I have known Foster since 2005.   In those days, he was the purchasing and logistics manager for Alcan’s Ningxia […]

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Isa Al Ansari, Chief Operating Officer at Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), is set to retire. Isa is well known in the raw materials and aluminium worlds, and commands great respect from all who know him.   Isa is the archetypal success story, working his way up through the ranks to the top operating job.   Isa […]

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If you know Australia’s Rugby League teams, then you know it takes a special group of people to support the Cronulla Sharks.   Cronulla is a suburb on the southern beaches of Sydney, and folk who hail from there are said to be from “the Shire”.  It is not common for Sharks fans to hail […]

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It’s Thursday morning in Nashville, and TMS is wrapping up.  There’s a few technical papers still scheduled, and one or two commercial people still have meetings this morning, but the vast majority of attendees are now harden for the airport. TMS 2016 can largely be remembered for: The horrible weather.  Snow, wind, freezing rain, cold […]

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