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Willis joined CRU Consulting in February 2017. He has worked in the metals industry for more than five years, in pricing, sales, production, and procurement activities. Since joining he has worked with a range of commodities including Tin, Zinc, Potash, Phosphates, Pig Iron, and Wire and Cable.

Previously, Willis was the Inside Sales and Production Manager at Kapp Alloy & Wire, Inc., a US-based manufacturer of solder and other non-ferrous wires. There he focused on daily metal pricing for raw and finished products, metals purchasing, and the management of production operations. Before this he worked in economic development with a focus on business outreach and retention.

Willis holds an MS in Finance from Colorado State University and a BA in Political Science from Washington & Jefferson College.

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Ferroalloy industry cautious on weakening outlook and Trump’s trade war

Last week saw around 700 delegates from across the ferroalloy industry descend upon CRU’s annual Ryan’s Notes Ferroalloys Conference in Orlando. Policy risks were some of...

By Aleksandar Popovic & Willis Thomas 30 October 2018