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CRU offers unrivalled business intelligence on the global metals, mining and fertilizer industries through market analysis, price assessments, consultancy and events. Since 1969, we have consistently invested in primary research and robust methodologies, and developed expert teams in key locations worldwide, including in hard-to-reach markets such as China.
CRU employs over 290 experts and has more than 11 offices around the world, in Europe, the Americas, China, Asia and Australia.  When facing critical business decisions, you can rely on our first-hand and independent knowledge to give you a complete view of a commodity market.

Meet the CRU Wire & Cable Team

Michael Finch, Head of Wire and Cable, London

Michael joined CRU Analysis in 2015 gaining experience across several commodities including, nickel, chrome and molybdenum. In 2017 he became editor of CRU’s Stainless Steel Flat Products Monitor and Market Outlook.Before joining CRU, Mike gained experience as an exploration geologist focusing on precious and base metal mineralisation in North Africa. Michael completed his undergraduate studies at Cardiff University where he attained a First Class degree with Honours in Geology. He also holds an MSc in Mining Geology (Distinction) from Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter.

  Sam Grant, Analyst, London

Sam joined CRU in October 2018 as an Analyst within the copper team and is based in London.He holds an MSc in the Global Management of Natural Resources from University College London with Distinction, and a BSc (Hons) Geology degree.He previously spent six months at the University of South Australia as a Research Student working with industry partners on methods of mine tailings management. Sam contributes to research for both the copper and wire & cable industries.
Richard Mack, Principal Consultant, Pittsburgh

Richard Mack joined KMI in 1988; he became a CRU analyst when CRU acquired KMI in 2006. He has been involved in fibre optics since 1981 and currently is the editor of CRU's Optical Fibre and Cable Monitor. He also is on the team of analysts that writes CRU's Telecom Cables Market Outlook.Richard has completed hundreds of reports and consulting projects in areas including optics, telecommunications, and cable.  Prior to his work as an industry analyst and consultant, he worked on several high-tech trade magazines.  He has a BA from the University of Delaware and an MS from Boston University.
Hadrien Guillotin, Wire & Cable Market Analyst, Hong Kong

Hadrien Guillotin is based in CRU’s Hong Kong office and is editor of the Wire and Cable Market Outlook, while also contributing to CRU’s wider metallic cable products. He is a fluent Mandarin speaker and previously lived for a number of years in Shanghai.
Natalie Noor-Drugan, Publisher & Editor in Chief, London

Natalie Noor-Drugan is a value-added content driven journalist and editor with 15 years experience in daily, weekly and monthly business-to-business publishing for the petrochemicals, fertilizers, steel and wire & cable industries.She has a proven track record in product launches, change management, online & print content creation and content improvement projects. She writes and commissions articles which analyse the wire & cable industry.
Chenfei Wang, Analyst, London

Chenfei joined CRU in February 2019 as an Analyst within the Wire and Cable Team and is the current editor of CRU’s Wire and Cable Market Outlook. Prior to CRU, Chenfei spent 4 years working at Rolls-Royce in a variety of engineering leadership roles, with a focus on aeroengine technology development and process improvement. He holds an MSc in Advanced Materials Science and Engineering (Distinction) from Imperial College London, and a BEng (Hons) in Chemical and Materials Engineering (First Class and Dean’s List) from the University of Auckland.

CRU Wire & Cable products

CRU is a well known supplier of information on the international wire and cable markets. In addition to its conferences and consulting work, CRU has four published services. CRU Wire and Cable News provides news and industry developments through a service with daily, weekly, and monthly publications.  In addition to news it offers cost information and articles offering opinions from CRU’s staff of analysts.

CRU also provides market assessments and forecasts that usually look five years ahead, these include:

  • Wire and Cable Market Outlook, a quarterly report with global assessments and forecasts of insulated wire and cable by country, region, and product family.
  • Telecom Cables Market Outlook, a semi-annual report with global assessments and forecasts of optical fibre and copper telecom cable, by country, region, and application.
  • Optical Fibre and Cable Monitor, a bi-monthly service with current market size and trend, along with coverage of key developments by region.

Plus CRU delivers a daily news service through Wire and Cable News:

  • Authoritative and independent news, analysis and insight into the global metallic wire and cable and fibre optics markets
  • Daily service supported by a detailed analysis report every month plus email alerts (at frequency the user chooses)
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