About MetalMiner

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.

Want to see the numbers? Check out our media kit!

“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 offer strategies and insights for cost avoidance and savings opportunities that are unparalleled.

Our Team


Lisa Reisman MetalMinerLisa 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 metalminerStuart 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.
Fouad Egbaria — Editor, MetalMiner.com
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.
Belinda FullerBelinda Fuller — Forecasting Research Analyst, MetalMiner.com
Belinda Fuller grew up in the U.S. Midwest in an extended family of industrial factory workers and her very first summer job was to count steel bars as part of an annual factory stock update. Thereafter, she earned her B.A. in Psychology from Kent State University and her M.A. in Economics from the Maxwell School of Public Administration at Syracuse University in upstate New York. Then she headed to Southeast Asia where she worked in the areas of trade, industrial, and investment policies as a research manager and analyst with Thailand Development Research Institute. After relocating to Chicago, she mostly worked in marketing but has happily returned to her analytical roots as a Forecasting Research Analyst.

Contact Us!