Giuseppe Marcantoni is the vice president and general manager of Properzi International Inc., Sparks, Maryland, USA. Properzi International’s parent company, Continuus-Properzi SpA, Milan, Italy, designs and manufactures equipment for continuous casting of nonferrous wire rod including copper and aluminum. Prior to joining the Properzi organization in 2007, he worked for Etna Products Inc. as product manager and for SAMP USA in various positions including engineering manager. He received a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA degree from Loyola College. He has authored and presented several technical papers for various trade organizations including the Wire Association International; The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society; and the International Wrought Copper Council. He has been a member of the Wire Association International since 1990 and has served on several WAI committees as well as on the WAI Board of Directors.