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Argus Global Antimony 2018

Geert Krekel
Geert Krekel, Chair of Board of Directors, International Antimony Association

Geert Krekel has been Managing Director and CEO of Campine since 2002. Campine is a leading European specialist in fire retardancy, concentrates, masterbatches, PET catalysts and lead recycling (via its subsidiary Campine Recycling NV, where Geert has been Managing Director since 2012). He has broad experience in general management, business development and strategy, sales and change management in various industries such as non-ferrous metallurgical, automotive, machine manufacturing and the metal products industry. As board member and Chairman of I2A (International Antimony Association) he has actively contributed to developing the global interests of the Sb industry and its stakeholders since 2002. 

2018 Speakers
Maurits Bruggink
Maurits Bruggink,
Secretary General, Critical Raw Material Alliance

Maurits Bruggink is secretary-general of the Critical Raw Materials Alliance, representing 15 critical raw materials and of which the International Antimony Association is a member, representing the interests of the sector to policymakers at a European level and in member states. He has been involved in international advocacy and government affairs for over 30 years in different positions.

Michael Schmidt
Michael Schmidt,
German Mineral Resources Agency (DERA), Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR)

Michael Schmidt is a research associate at the German Mineral Resources Agency (DERA) in Berlin, part of the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR). He is a geologist with practical experience in exploration, global market analysis and consultancy. Between 2009 and 2012, Michael worked for Martin Luther University Halle – Wittenberg in the CCS technology sector. He has also worked for various junior mining companies (mostly silver and gold but also antimony). Since October 2012, Michael has worked in risk analysis for different commodities including antimony, PGMs and lithium. In this position he is also a consultant to German industry on commodity related issues.

Charles Swindon
Charles Swindon,
Managing Director, RJH Trading

Charles Swindon has worked in the metals industry for more than 35 years, spending many years with Rudolf Wolff, the founder members of the London Metal Exchange, before setting up RJH Trading in May 1997. RJH puts together antimony deals from mines to smelter to consumers. It also trades in other minor metals, ferro-alloys, non-ferrous metals and precious metals. 

Vitaliy Butkeev
Vitaliy Butkeev,
Head of Logistics, GPM Chemicresource

Vitaliy Butkeev is Head of Logistics at GPM Chemicresource and has experience in logistics such as cargo delivery, customs clearing and warehouse management.

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