BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CHAIRMAN

Paul Eaglin
Vice President, Procurement & SBLO
General Cable Corporation

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Paul has been Vice President of Procurement for General Cable Corporation since 2012. His responsibilities include supplier selection, sourcing strategy and supplier development for all Direct and Indirect spend across 18 manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.  Paul’s activities in North America support businesses with combined revenues of approximately $2.5 billion.

During Paul’s 14 years with General Cable, he has held positions in Finance, Supply Chain Management for the company’s Electric Utility and Telecommunications businesses, and several roles with increasing responsibilities in the company’s Procurement organization.  Paul started his career at General Cable after receiving his undergraduate degree in Business Management from Northern Kentucky University.  Paul received his MBA from Sir Thomas More College in 2007 and is a certified Six Sigma Greenbelt.  Paul is currently serving as Chairman for the American Copper Council and a member of the Northern Kentucky University Alumni Board of Directors.  Paul is also a Past President of the Northern Kentucky University College of Business Alumni Council, was a 2014 nominee for Next Generation Leadership Award from Legacy Leadership of Northern Kentucky, Inc. and in 2015 was selected for membership from the Northern Kentucky University College of Business into Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society for collegiate schools of business. 

PRESIDENT

Geoffrey Kent
Corporate Director of Procurement and Logistics
International Wire Group

Photo Geoff began his career at International Wire Group in 2001 and worked in Operations, Quality Control and Purchasing before his current appointment as Corporate Director of Procurement and Logistics. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Bryant University, and is the proud father of two daughters.

 

 

 

VICE PRESIDENT

Mary Lou Hendricks
President
Cal-West Express Co. Ltd.

PhotoMary Lou began her career in the transportation industry in 1972 in Portland, Oregon, with the Harper Shipping Company. In 1976 she was transferred to Long Beach and was appointed vessel operations manager in Southern California -- the first woman to serve in this position! 
She spent the next decade moving up through the ranks in the shipping/warehousing/distribution/ trucking industry. In 1987, Mary Lou and her husband Richard became business partners at Cal-West Express, a warehouse/distribution and trucking company. She was the first woman president of the Harbor Transportation Club of Long Beach and served as president and chairman of the International Trade Club of Southern California. 
Mary Lou attended Seattle University and has 3 daughters and five grandchildren.

 

TREASURER

Shelly Huckfeldt
Senior Business Manager
Union Pacific Railroad

Photo Shelly is currently Senior Business Manager Industrial Products within the Marketing and Sales Organization at Union Pacific Railroad in Phoenix, Arizona, a position she has held since June 2005. Shelly began her career with Union Pacific Railroad in September 1995 as a management trainee and held several positions within the headquarters location in Omaha, NE prior to a promotion, which lead her to Arizona in May 2000. In addition to serving on the board of the American Copper Council, Shelly also earned her CTL (Certified in Transportation and Logistics) through the American Society of Transportation and Logistics in 1997.
Shelly graduated with a BSBA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1995), and an MBA from Creighton University (2000).
Shelly is actively involved throughout her community currently serving as the Ambassador Committee Chair within the Fiesta Bowl Organization; a Cantor and Choir Member at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Chandler, an Emeritus with the Junior League of Phoenix, and member of the Phoenix Alumnae with Kappa Alpha Theta.

SECRETARY

David Schilberg
Metal Buyer
Prime Materials Recovery, Inc.

PhotoDavid graduated from Northeastern University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. He moved to Charlotte, NC, to work for Ingersoll-Rand in their After -Market Finance Department. In 2006, David realized that the metal recycling industry was where he was meant to be, and he moved back to Connecticut to work for Prime Materials Recovery with his father and uncle. Currently he is at PMR working as a Metals Buyer and managing the IMC-MetalsAmerica hedge book.

 

 

 

DIRECTORS

Michael Galetzki
President
Codelco USA


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Michael started his career at Chevron International Oil Company as a terminal coordinator at four different  ports on the East Coast which fueled barges to later supply larger vessels. He later joined Codelco and has been President of Codelco USA since 2007. Michael has been with Codelco for over 20 years

The markets we served are Mexico, United States and Canada

As a copper producer, our core business in the NAFTA market is Copper Cathodes mostly for the copper rod industry. As a by-product we also produce Molybdenum which is primarily used in the steel industry.

As a by-product of Molybdenum we produce Rhenium which is added to high-temperature superalloys that are used to make jet engine parts, mostly turbine blades for commercial airliners. Major consumers are GE Aviation, Pratt & Whitney and Rolls Royce. Another use is for refining of lead-free, high-octane gasoline.

He has three children, one attending Arizona State as a freshman.

 

Geoffrey Green
Manager Sales & Marketing 
Rio Tinto

picGeoff is currently the manager of marketing and sales with Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper based in Salt Lake City, Utah. He manages copper cathode, copper concentrates, by-products, logistics, and revenue accounting. He started his career at Rio Tinto in 2005 and has held various international positions in engineering, operations, and sales and marketing. Prior to Rio Tinto, Geoff worked in the power and pollution control industries.

Geoff graduated from University of Utah in 2002 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and Duke University with a Master of Engineering Management in 2004. He also serves on the board of the World Trade Center Utah.

 

 
 
Keith Gwozdz

Head of Base Metal Sales
INTL FCStone

Photo Keith received a BS in Mineral Economics from Penn State and an MBA in Finance from Pace University. He has 20 years of experience in risk management having worked for both a major copper producer and a consumer. Keith is currently Head of Base Metal Sales at INTL FCStone in NY providing a full array of client hedging services on the LME and COMEX.

 

 

  
 

Rose Heirman

Manager
Commodity Risk Management
Freeport-McMoRan

Photo Rose joined the American Copper Council board in 2015 with nearly 30 years of copper industry experience. Originally from Michigan, she began her mining career at Bagdad, Arizona with Cyprus Minerals and worked at three of the company’s Arizona mines before transferring to the Corporate office in Phoenix. Cyprus later became Phelps Dodge Corporation in 2000, and was subsequently acquired by Freeport-McMoRan in 2007. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Freeport-McMoRan is the world’s largest publicly traded copper producer with mines in North America, South America, Africa, and Indonesia. Rose has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Arizona State University and in her current role as Manager, Commodity Risk Management, she enjoys assisting Freeport-McMoRan clients with their risk management needs.

 

 Carlos Sanchez

VP & GM - Electrical Wires Division North America 
Nexans

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Betsy Boland
American Copper Council

Photo Betsy’s career includes fifteen years of experience in the fundraising, events management and not-for-profit fields. She has worked at Fordham University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and SUNY Empire State College, where she managed the donor relations program.
She has worked as an independent event consultant, and is a graduate of Fordham University. Betsy has volunteered her expertise by serving on a number of boards focused on arts and culture and is co-founder of Saratoga Springboard, a non-profit organization supporting the Saratoga Springs community in upstate New York.




PAST CHAIRMEN

2015 - 2017
Jeff Burghardt, Aurubis Buffalo 

2013 - 2015
Dennis Wright, Freeport-McMoRan Sales Company 

2011 - 2013
Gretchen Daniels, Revere Copper Products 

2009 - 2011
John P. DePetro Jr., Kataman Metals 

2007 - 2009
David McKiernan, Prudential Bache Commodities 

2005 - 2007
Chrys Makarushka, International Wire Group

2003 - 2005
Stephen J. Ruth, Phelps Dodge Sales Co.

2001 - 2003
Matthew Palazzolo, Emerson 

1999 - 2001
Ron Stevens, Kennecott Corp. (retired) 

1997 - 1999
James Stevenson, New Haven Copper (retired) 

1995 - 1997
C. Lee Griffin, Southwire Company 

1993 - 1995
Richard L. Hirsch, Sharps Pixley Brokers (retired) 

1991 - 1993
Bernard C. Schilberg, Prime Materials Recovery 

1989 - 1991
Peter J. Thomas, Kennecott Copper (retired) 

1987 - 1989
George P. Tateosian, Metal Traders 

1984 - 1987
C. Lee Franks, Packard Electric (retired) 

1976 - 1984
Herbert Barchoff, Eastern Rolling Mills (retired) 

PAST EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Mary C. Boland, 1971 – 2012