General Manager Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) Salesat
Robert Gibney is General Manager Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) Sales for Iluka Resources, based in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States.
Mr. Gibney has over 35 years of pigment industry experience, having spent over 21 years with Tronox/Kerr-McGee Chemical in a wide variety of senior management positions, including Vice President Global Pigment Marketing, Vice President Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs, Senior Vice President Global Supply Chain and Chief Administrative Officer.
Having joined Iluka on February 1, 2014, Mr. Gibney is focused on developing Iluka’s TiO2
feedstock sale strategies along with increasing the TiO2 expertise within the company.
Aziza Gazieva is a Vice President at Fermium Research, having co-founded the company in 2018 following 6 years at Wells Fargo Securities. In early 2016, Aziza transitioned from corporate banking to chemicals equity research as an Associate Analyst on Frank Mitsch's team and was a key contributor to help the team rank in the 2017 and 2018 Institutional Investor's All-America Research Surveys. Ms. Gazieva is a graduate of New York University with a major in Economics.
Dr. Karin Tynelius
Director, Market Intelligenceat
Dr. Karin Tynelius holds a MS and a PhD in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering. She is the Director of Mineral Markets and provides consultancy, training and market intelligence on titanium-dioxide (TiO2) and the mineral sands industry. She has 30+ years of experience in the metals and mining industry and was in charge of the market research for TiZir until 2018.
Karin also holds a Director’s Certificate (IDP-C) from INSEAD and is a Non-Executive Director of Keliber.
TiPMC Solutions LLC
Gerry Colamarino is currently the Managing Director of TiPMC Solutions LLC, which he founded in 2014.. He has over 30 years of international experience within the chemical, mining, and energy industries, having had multiple professional and leadership positions within the former DuPont Titanium Technologies (Chemours), Iluka Resources, and Bloom Energy.
TiPMC is a recognized thought leader and independent resource for all subjects pertaining to the TiO2 value chain, with a strong focus on TiO2 pigments and Mineral Sands. TiPMC employs a unique network of industry and functional experts, providing boutique consulting and advisory services, industry publications, and data services to financial institutions and industry participants world-wide.
Gerry is a graduate of Rutgers University, earning a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He currently resides with his family in Nashville, TN.
After graduating in Chemistry & Economics from Birmingham University, Reg Adams began his career at Amalgamated Metal and was later seconded to English China Clays (now Imerys), where he wrote his MBA thesis on company growth. At British Sulphur (now CRU) during the 1970s, he edited a range of publications on industrial chemicals and fertiliser raw materials. His first book Titanium & Titanium Dioxide (ISBN 0903199793) was published by Financial Times Business Books in May 1984. His seventh and most recent book Titanium Minerals: Global Industry, Market & Outlook (ISBN 9781910922088) was published by Roskill in August 2016. Reg Adams has also been retained as an expert witness in matters of commercial litigation or investment scrutiny and he has been commissioned as a speaker at more than 60 international conferences, including each of the TiO2 conferences hosted by Smithers (and predecessor companies) since 1992. He has also chaired a number of conference sessions. His company - Artikol (founded in 1977) - specialises in market intelligence and publishing on mining and chemicals. Drawing on Artikol’s extensive information database, Reg Adams compiles and edits the monthly bulletin Focus on Pigments and the quarterly TiO2 Worldwide Update. For further details, see http://www.artikol.com.
Procter & Gamble Baby Care
Nick has been with P&G for over 21 years in R&D roles spread across the Laundry and Baby Care businesses. In those roles, he has played a critical role in developing new technologies and formulation approaches for the Liquid Laundry Business and more recently has been Baby Care's lead technologist in understanding print and ink applications used for diaper graphics printing. Nick graduated from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH with a BS in Chemistry, and resides in Cincinnati.
Matthias Harsch (Dr.-Ing.)
Founder and Managing Directorat
LCS Life Cycle Simulation GmbH
-Master of mechanical engineering, University of Stuttgart, Germany; University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
- Ph.D. in process engineering, University of Stuttgart, Germany
- Since 1999, founder and managing director of LCS Life Cycle Simulation GmbH (www.lcslcs.de)
- Since 2002 lecturer at University of Technology, Graz, Austria; lecture title: Economic and Ecological Technology Management
- Since 2013 jury member “besserlackieren AWARD”, annual honor for the best paint shops in Europe
Sales Manager - North & South Americaat
Christian Straka is since 2018 the lead for setting up Gabriel-Chemie sales in the Americas. Best known for bringing over 20 years of international industry and extrusion business experiences with him, he can recall on a vast solution base. Christian is Austrian born, a digital native, holding a degree in business administration and electronics, had worked in both large and small companies to build and execute global plans in commercial and industrial sectors. At Gabriel-Chemie, he inspires and empowers existing and new customers to create real results for their business.