John E. Gross is president of J.E. Gross & Co., a metals management and consultancy firm he established in 1987, to assist companies in their procurement of metals, scrap recycling, and price risk management. He has worked with global leaders in the metals industry over the past 45 years. He joined BICC Cables Corporation in 1985, now owned by Prysmian Group, where he became Vice President of Strategic Metals for their North American operations. He was also Director of Metals Management with Scott Brass, a leading producer and manufacturer of copper and brass strip products. He is a graduate of Hofstra University and is a highly decorated Vietnam veteran. He is publisher of The Copper Journal, an industry newsletter, and was a director of the American Copper Council, and also served as a member of the Comex Advisory Committee.