Keynote Presentation

The Global Permanent Magnet Industry: 2020 -2030

Dr. John Ormerod, Principal, JOC, LLC


Over the last 12 months, our team of world-renowned experts has conducted a rigorous analysis of the permanent magnet industry and corresponding marketplace. The result is a detailed and rigorous assessment of the industry today and through the coming decade. The historical data, current industry status and forecasts quantitatively show the direction of the permanent magnet industry and detail the major trends impacting the industry. The presentation will describe the major commercial and technical aspects of the global permanent magnet industry, along with market information and segment forecasts. Data will be presented in terms of major industry players, resources, major magnet material alloy families, applications, geography, and intellectual property.


Dr. John Ormerod graduated from the University of Manchester, UK with a B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. in Metallurgy. He has over twenty years of research, product development, and manufacturing experience in magnetics. John worked for Phillips and Arnold Engineering (now Arnold Magnetic Technologies). In 2002, John was named President of Res Manufacturing, a manufacturer of stamped metal components. John has provided expert ITC testimony regarding issues of patent invalidity on rare earth magnets. In 2015 John founded his consultancy serving the magnet and metals industries.