Roberto Duralde is general manager of Colada Continua Chilena SA, Santiago, Chile. He began his career in 1990 as a production head in the copper business unit. He has worked in the rod and wire copper business for over 25 years, mainly on Contirod and Upcast processes. He holds a PADE: Senior Management Business Program from University of Los Andes, Chile. He also has an MBA degree from University Adolfo Ibañez, Chile, and a metallurgical engineering degree from University of Concepcion, Chile.