Welcome! We lie awake at night thinking about ways manufacturers can save money (or avoid spending it unnecessarily) on their metal purchases.
That’s why MetalMiner – a digital multimedia resource for metal-buying organizations – identifies metal market trends and price direction, provides daily metal market analysis and commentary, and offers insight and strategies to mitigate risk and reduce costs.
What Sets Us Apart
Uniquely, MetalMiner provides a preemptive global perspective on the issues, trends, and trade policies that will impact how you source and/or trade metals and related metals services. Our analysis and tools for buyers, purchasing professionals, and everyone else for whom metals and related markets matter come from deep inside the business.
MetalMiner’s Origin Story
Commentators Lisa Reisman and Stuart Burns, co-founders of Aptium Global Inc., have extensive experience in sourcing and trading metals products around the world. Authors of hundreds of articles, sourcing tools, and white papers, Lisa and Stuart’s strategies, insights, and trends for cost avoidance and savings opportunities are unparalleled.
Lisa Reisman – Founder/Executive Editor
A third-generation metals enthusiast, Lisa tried several times to leave the metals industry for something more glamorous, but she just couldn’t seem to bring herself do it. So what exactly happened? Read full bio.
Stuart Burns – Founder/Editor-at-large
It would be nice to say that after earning a Bachelor of Science degree from Kingston University, in London, UK (with First Class Honors, mind you), Stuart was drawn into the metals business by a fascination with metallurgy. Read full bio.
Taras Berezowsky – Managing Editor
If asked a few years ago whether he’d be reporting on, writing and creating video about the metals market, Taras would’ve said, “You’re crazy!” But, when it comes to MetalMiner, he grabs the bull (markets) by the horns. Read full bio.
Brianna Tonner – Manager of Client Services
Brianna serves as a liaison between the Azul Partners analysts and clients. Bringing five years of marketing and editorial experience, she helps shape creative strategies and programs with clients across the Azul Partners spectrum, including MetalMiner. She has been with the Azul Partners team since 2011 and is rewarded by the friendships and business partnerships she makes. Brianna holds a BA in English Literature from the University of Northern Iowa and an MA in English Literature from DePaul University. Read full bio.
Raul de Frutos Tinoco – Metals Procurement Specialist
Raul is from Spain, has two master’s degrees, has run marathons in record time, and now he runs the forecasts. However, he keeps struggling with the coffee maker. But we try not to hold it against him. Read full bio.
Jeff Yoders – Editor
Jeff is an award-winning journalist, having covered many facets of the building and construction markets, yet his life is fully controlled by two creatures named Sebastian and Blackie. Is this a pitch for a TV series pilot? Or is this real life? Read full bio.
Kyle Fitzsimmons – Marketing Manager
Kyle, also from a journalism background, has held numerous positions, including news writer, copywriter and content marketing coordinator. He resides in Chicago where he enjoys literature, film, Detroit sports, and knowing what other movies that guy was in. Read full bio.