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Steve Ridge

USA Rare Earth

Head of Engineering & Technology

Steve has 30+ years of international experience in multiple-site chemical and mining operations. He is a strategic leader with a demonstrated track record of transformational change in all aspects of integrated supply chains and capital project execution. He streamlines work processes across business units, optimizing operations at all levels of an organization.

Most recently, Steve served as Senior Vice President - Global Supply Chain of Elementis, a global specialty chemical company, where he was responsible for the EHS, quality, supply chain, procurement, engineering, and manufacturing functions. Steve holds an MS degree in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University and degrees in Chemistry and Mathematics from Florida Southern University. He is also a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt.


Panel: Recycling Magnet & Critical Materials: Paving the Way for Sustainable Resource Management

Recycling magnet and critical materials has become a pressing necessity in our quest for sustainable resource management. This panel will bring together experts, researchers, and industry leaders to explore the latest developments, challenges, and opportunities in recycling essential materials, including rare earth elements and other critical resources used in magnets and various high-tech applications.

The panelists will discuss cutting-edge recycling technologies and processes that enable the recovery and reuse of valuable materials from end-of-life products and waste streams. They will highlight successful case studies and initiatives that demonstrate the economic and environmental benefits of recycling these critical materials.

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