Simonson has been Chief Economist for the Associated General Contractors of
America, the leading construction trade association, since 2001. He provides
insight into the economy and what it implies for construction and related
industries through frequent media interviews, presentations, and the Data DIGest, his weekly one-page
e-newsletter that goes to more than 20,000 subscribers.
Ken has over
40 years of experience analyzing, advocating, and communicating about economic
and tax issues. He currently serves as an advisor to the Census Bureau’s
initiative. He is a Fellow and past president of the National Association for
Business Economics, and he is co-director of the Tax Economists Forum, a
professional meeting group he co-founded in 1982.
Ken has a
BA in economics from the University of Chicago, and an MA in economics from
Brian Habacivch began his career in the
natural gas industry as the Associate Editor of Gas Daily, the nation’s
leading natural gas industry information service and price index. Brian covered
the natural gas spot market compiling the daily pricing indices for traders,
brokers, producers and end-users of natural gas and regulatory matters at the
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington, D.C.
Brian has worked in natural gas sales and
marketing, business development, energy project development, energy consulting
and management, and energy market intelligence at Allegheny Energy, Sprague
Energy Corp., Fellon-McCord and Associates, and Constellation. Brian was in charge of energy market
intelligence, risk, and publications for one of the leading energy consulting
firms in the U.S. providing risk management services to a large portfolio of
the nation’s leading manufacturers and institutional end-users in the U.S. and
E.U. Brian’s comments on energy markets
have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, and Industry
Today, Brian is Principal, Commodities
Management Group with Constellation Energy Corp (Nasdaq CEG). Constellation is among the leading U.S.
electric power generators and is the largest supplier of electric power and
natural gas to industrial, commercial, and institutional consumers of
energy. Constellation is the largest
generator of carbon free energy in the U.S. and operates the largest fleet of
nuclear-power generation in the country.
The Commodities Management Group, within Constellation, is the
energy-market-intelligence function of the company covering electric power,
natural gas, crude, coal, and other inputs that affect the direction and
pricing of energy markets.
Brian has spoken at hundreds of industry events
during his career both in the United States and the European Union and
interacts with thousands of industrial, commercial, and institutional consumers
of energy. Brian is a past member of the
Petrochemical Refiners Association Shale Energy Committee, The Aluminum
Association of America, and works closely with The Energy Professionals
Hill Summer co-founded Million Link Shipping Ltd. in 1992 with Liping Wang, then co-founded Million Link ( China ) Investment Ltd. in 1999 as the holding company of Million Link companies. Being working in international trade for supplying steel and chemical industries, he has comprehensive knowledge and managerial practices in international trade, customer relationship, risk management, ISO quality system, cross border logistics solutions, metallurgy, material supply chain, and mining investment.
Hill Summer holds a degree in law from Law School, Jilin University, specialized in international law. Taught in Hubei province from 1986 to 1988.
Clare Hanna joined CRU in August 2019 and currently works as a Senior Analyst covering Manganese Ore and Ferroalloys and is Editor of the Bulk Ferroalloys Monitor.
Ms Hanna has over 30 years’ experience in the steel industry with British Steel, Tata Steel and Corus in a range of strategy, sales, marketing and procurement roles. Recent responsibilities include business development for wire rod and, prior to that, lead buyer ferroalloys for Tata Steel Group.
She holds an MBA from Warwick Business School and BA Honours degree in Economics from Leeds University.
Biagio joined the steel team at CRU’s London office in October 2022. Biagio’s main area of specialisation is the finished steel market, including stainless steel market analysis.
Prior to joining CRU, Biagio worked as an industry research analyst for a market research company, covering a broad range of sectors spanning mining, manufacturing and financial services.
Biagio holds an MSc in Economics from Queen Mary University of London, and a BA in Economics and Politics from the University of York.
Mr. Selby was formerly President & CEO of RNC Minerals (Royal Nickel Corporation) where he led a team that successfully raised over $100 million and advanced the Dumont nickel-cobalt project from initial resource to a fully permitted, construction ready project.
He has held a number of senior management roles with Quadra Mining, Inco, and Purolator Courier, and was a partner at Mercer Management Consulting.
Since 2001, Mr. Selby has been recognized as one of the leading authorities on the nickel market. He graduated from Queen's University with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and has also served on the boards of multiple junior mining companies.
Luke joined CRU in June 2022 and leads the Chrome/Ferrochrome product offerings including the Chrome monitor, the Ferrochrome Market Outlook and the Ferrochrome Cost Service.
Luke has close to 5 years' experience in metals analysis- having worked at both Wood Mackenzie, as a zinc smelter cost analyst, and S&P Global Market Intelligence, as a zinc market analyst. Most recently, Luke led Capital Economics' Industrial Metals research covering all exchange listed metals. Luke hold a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Geophysics from the University of Est Anglia. Luke is based in the London office.