Founded in 1975, World Steel Dynamics is a leading analytics and consulting firm specializing in global steel industry trends, pricing forecasts and cost curve analysis.  As a strategic information service, WSD provides critical and novel perspectives on possible and probable steel industry developments.  

WSD regularly analyzes and publishes reports on steel prices, steelmakers’ costs, steel supply/demand developments and steel company finances.  WSD also undertakes customized steel research assignments, specialized in-depth studies, private consulting studies and investment banking assessments.

With over 100 years of combined experience in analyzing the steel industry, integrated with our extensive data systems, WSD is unmatched in its ability to provide clients the critical information they require.

WSD has a demonstrated history of consistently being ahead of the pricing curve.  Our international clients include major integrated and non-integrated steel companies, steel users, equipment and raw material suppliers, financial institutions, money managers, government agencies, metal traders, steel service centers and trade associations, among others. 

WSD also offers advisory services at the buyer/seller interface.  On a confidential and “hands on” basis, WSD advises clients on approaches that may prove useful to improving their steel buying and selling performance, while at the same time managing price risk.

We encourage potential subscribers to visit our offices in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey (5 minutes from the George Washington Bridge) to see first-hand our products and meet our analysts and researchers.


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Englin,Chief Executive Officer - World Steel Dynamics


Chief Executive Officer

Philipp Englin joined World Steel Dynamics in 2008 after a career spanning roles in Engineering and Corporate Strategy functions.  Philipp worked closely with WSD’s Founders as CEO for over a decade, before taking over WSD’s day to day operations. 

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John E. Lichtenstein

Managing Partner

John recently joined World Steel Dynamics as Managing Partner.

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Green,Managing Partner - World Steel Dynamics


Managing Partner

Adam leads WSD's industry and economic research in support of WSD’s Information Service, the GSIS, and consulting studies.

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Richard Oppelt

Lead Analyst

Richard has enjoyed an extensive career as a consultant working primarily in the areas of performance improvement and strategy development in capital intensive industries.

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Mary Connors

VP Sales & Marketing

Mary joined World Steel Dynamics in April 2023 as the VP Sales & Marketing.

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Joe Innace

Editorial Director

Joe is no stranger to long-time WSD clients. He served a decade as a senior analyst working on many reports with the late Peter Marcus and founding partner Karlis M. Kirsis.

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John Michael Villa

Senior Research & Operations Director

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Michele Kulesa

Director - Sales, Marketing & Events

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Noboru Uchida

Senior Director

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Liu Jinghai

Director of Chinese Research

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Mr. Zhang Chang An

Grassroots Investigator in China

Affiliates of WSD

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Stanislav Zinchenko

CEO GMK Center

During the last four years, Stanislav has provided consulting services for Ukrainian iron & steel companies in sustainability issues, supply chains, CAPEX policy, market analysis. 

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Andrii Tarasenko

Chief Analyst at GMK Center

Andrii has 15-year experience in investment banking and commodities market analysis as head of research and head of trading department.

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Andrii Glushchenko

Analyst at GMK Center, Ph.D

Since 2018 he is responsible for research of iron & steel market trends, digitalization, and decarbonization of iron & steel companies,  governmental tax, trade, and environmental policies.


Consulting Partners

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Richard D. McLaughlin

Corporate & Business Unit Strategy Development

Richard has over 35 years experience as a strategy consultant to the Iron & Steel industry.

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Robert J. Mateer

Independent Consultant, President Global Steel Solutions

Since founding Global Steel Solutions in 2002, Bob has utilized his knowledge and relationships to assist companies throughout the world to optimize their steel supply chains.

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Dr. Joseph J. Poveromo

Raw Materials & Iron Making Specialist

Joseph J. Poveromo received his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering in 1974 at the Center for Process Metallurgy, State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNYAB).

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Michael Marley

Scrap Expert

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Rick W. Preckel

Principal for Steel Pipe & Tube

32 year of business experience with 25 years in the pipe and tube industry with a steel pipe and tube manufacturer.

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Paul E. Vivian

Principal for Steel Pipe & Tube

33 years of experience in the pipe and tubing industry with both distribution and manufacturing companies.



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Peter Marcus


Peter Ferris Marcus was the beloved founder of World Steel Dynamics and the steel industry’s “patriarch.”

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Karlis M. Kirsis

Managing Partner

Karlis M. Kirsis, has researched the steel industry for more than 35 years, since 1978 in partnership with Peter Marcus.