Thomas Russo – General Manager
Mr. Russo leads the development and execution of the corporate strategy in line with the mission and vision of MMFX Technologies. With over 35 years of experience in the steel industry, Mr. Russo is focused on driving the expansion of the industrial applications for MMFX’s unique steel nanotechnology and growing the market position of its uncoated corrosion-resistant and high-strength reinforcing steel products.
Mr. Russo began his career in 1977 at Bethlehem Steel’s Sparrows Point rod and wire mill as a management trainee. During his time there he held various roles in engineering, operations and senior management across several different facility owners. Mr Russo retired as president & general manager of the Sparrows Point facility in 2010 while it was under the ownership of OAO Severstal.
Prior to joining MMFX Technologies Mr. Russo served as the president and CEO of Trusscon Inc., a consulting company focused on the steel manufacturing and processing industries. There he has led efforts to assist major global companies with improvements in a variety of areas, including sales strategy, product development and evaluation of industry opportunities.
Mr. Russo is also a respected and active member of the Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST) Foundation. He has served on the board of trustees since 2006 as well as president of the foundation. The AIST Foundation has the goal of attracting young technology professionals to modern steelmaking through the promotion of the high-tech and diverse nature of the industry.
Mr. Russo holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and 7 patents related to the steel industry.