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.
“The MetalMiner publication led by (Lisa Reisman) will have a positive disruption effect on the current indexing and forecasting industry. It will empower metal analysts/buyers/supply chain folks to be more intelligent when making metal purchases. She is leading an incredible team of diverse and motivated leaders; to include mechanical engineers, math grads and global metal experts. I am excited to see how MetalMiner will change the buying industry for the better!”
– Jack Bellissimo, Sourcing Manager, Hubbell Incorporated
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.
Fouad Egbaria — Editor
Although he hadn’t thought much about steel futures, Chilean copper mines or hot-rolled coil before, Fouad has always been one for learning new things. Fouad joined the MetalMiner team as it newest editor, coming from a journalism background, having previously covered local news in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Read full bio.
Irene Martinez Canorea – Procurement Forecast Analyst
Irene had visions of spending the summer of 2017 taking in the sights and sounds of her home country, Spain. Unfortunately for Irene, the metals world beckoned her to Chicago so that she could watch commodity and industrial metal price charts on a 13-inch computer screen. 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. 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.