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Michael is Head of CRU’s Wire and Cable team, and works across the full portfolio of products analysing key trends and developments in both the metallic wire and cable, and optical fibre industries.

Michael joined CRU Analysis in 2015 gaining experience across several commodities including, nickel, chrome and molybdenum. In 2017 he became editor of CRU’s Stainless Steel Flat Products Monitor and Market Outlook.

Before joining CRU, Mike gained experience as an exploration geologist focusing on precious and base metal mineralisation in North Africa. Michael completed his undergraduate studies at Cardiff University where he attained a First Class degree with Honours in Geology. He also holds an MSc in Mining Geology (Distinction) from Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter.

Articles from our industry expert


What is behind the Chinese optical cable contraction and outlook post 2019

The amount of optical cable installed per year globally has increased with a compound annual growth rate of 14% for 20 years, from 1997 to 2017. In 1997, the total...

By Michael Finch 12 April 2019   
Topic: Wire and Cable

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Optical fibre and cable industry review

Topic: Wire and Cable