Electric Arc Furnace Technology Expert Consultant Resume
Resume of NPD, Dipl.Ing. Consultant

  • Steel Industry
  • Engineering and Fabrication Industry

This expert has a M.S. in Metallurgy, Heat Treatment and Forming from Montan University in Leoben, Austria.

Electric Arc Furnace Technology Expert Consultant Resume

This expert specializes in electric arc furnace design and operation, design of water cooled elements, material optimization for water cooled elements for furnace and off gas ducts, and scrap preheating processes (Shaft Furnaces and Consteel). Further expertise includes EAF process technology evaluation and optimization, cost optimization of the EAF process, automation of the EAF process, and material and energy balances.

Additionally, this consultant offers expertise related to review of EAF plant operations and equipment and analysis for senior management, post combustion, ladle furnace operation, and vacuum degassing. Other expertise includes clean steel technology, EAF and LMF start up and operator training.

Other areas of emphasis include horizontal continuous casting for low and high alloyed steel billets, continuous casting mould failure analysis, expertise in horizontal continuous wire casting for wear resistant cobalt and nickel based alloys, and cobalt based dental alloy. Experience includes process metallurgy for Electro Slag Remelting furnaces, and knowledge in the area of skin pass mill roll textures.

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates Inc.

Providing expertise in electric arc furnace process technology, EAF steelmaking optimization, refining, EAF design, horizontal continuous casting for steel, nickel and cobalt based alloys, electro slag remelting, EAF waste gas management, skin pass mill roll textures, expert testimony, and related expertise to a wide variety of clients.


President, steel industry consulting firm

Represented Fuchs Technology A.G. and Topocrom GmbH in North America. Worked as a consultant for the steel industry (Electric Arc Furnace operation , automation and optimization, application of Topocrom® Texture to skin pass mill rolls, training of melt shop operators). Worked as a consultant in two litigations as an expert witness, (Patent Infringement, Electric Arc Furnace Design).


President, Fuchs Systems Inc., Salisbury NC

Company is Manufacturer of Electric Arc Furnaces, Ladle Furnaces etc. Was responsible for the market in North and South America.


President & CEO, Fuchs Systems Inc., Salisbury, NC

Was responsible for managing and directing the company with four Vice Presidents. Increased market share for electric arc furnaces from 0 to 52%, founded Fuchs de Mexico, CEO of Fuchs de Mexico.


Executive Vice President, Steel Casting Engineering, Orange CA

Provided R&D, Engineering and Marketing of Horizontal Continuous Casting Equipment for Steel, Nickel – and Cobalt Alloys.


Vice President, Steel Casting Engineering, Orange CA

Provided research and Development for Horizontal Continuous Casters, Application for low and high alloyed steel, Stainless Steel, Nickel and Cobalt based Alloys.


Melt Shop Superintendent, Boehler AG Germany

Was responsible for the Electric Arc Furnace melt shop for forging ingots, High Speed Steel, Stainless Steel and Valve steels, Electro Slag Remelting & Vacuum Melting plant, Induction furnaces in foundry, Developed a horizontal continuous casting process for hard facing alloys ( 3- 12 mm diameter) and billets (100 mm Diameter).


Melt Shop Assistant, Boehler AG Germany

Was responsible for the operation of four electric arc furnaces, production of high-alloyed steel. Start up of a Vacuum degasser and Electro Slag Remelting Plant, Development of a vacuum casting process for hard facing alloys.

Steel Company vs. Engineering Company
Litigation Support: Steel Company vs. Engineering Company
TOPOCROM® – A Superior Method To Texture Work Rolls
New Energy Saving Electric Arc Furnace Designs

Inventor or co-inventor on 10 patents for equipment for horizontal continuous casting and electric arc furnaces.

Numerous publications in Europe and North America in the field of horizontal continuous casting, electric arc furnace operation and

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