Management Team

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.

Salem S. Faza, Ph.D. — Manager of Engineering and Specifications of MMFX Technologies

Recognized for his groundbreaking scientific work in academic and industry circles, Dr. Faza heads all technical research & development operations at MMFX. In addition, he focuses on expanding product sales and technology commercialization in the Middle East markets.

During Dr. Faza’s more than 25 years of experience in the concrete industry, he has specialized in conventional and advanced reinforcing products, and has been involved in the development and code acceptance of advanced reinforcing products nationally and internationally. His contributions to the Company’s engineering and specification efforts include leading the development and acceptance of the newest ASTM reinforcing bar specification for high-strength steel (ASTM A1035). Currently, Dr. Faza is coordinating code development for concrete designs with MMFX steel rebar.

As a member of the American Concrete Institute, Dr. Faza serves on the ACI 439 steel reinforcing committee. He is also an active member of the American Society of Testing Materials and serves on several of its committees, along with NACE International and the American Society of Civil Engineering. He has planned, supervised and coordinated all phases of application engineering, including research programs, at more than 20 institutions worldwide.

Dr. Faza holds a Ph.D. from West Virginia University in advanced composite applications in construction, with an emphasis on rebar for concrete application, design and analysis.