Indium Corporation’s Donna Vareha-Walsh, Director, Metals Business Unit, shared insights into the global supply and demand for indium at the 2017 Global Minor Metals Forum on Nov. 29 in Chengdu Qinhuang, China.
Vareha-Walsh’s presentation included an overview of the indium metal market, including detailed information on the international indium supply pattern, and analysis of supply and demand trends. In addition, she also outlined the basis for recent price fluctuation
“While the price of indium fluctuates, this metal remains in abundant supply to meet current and future market demand globally,” Vareha-Walsh explained. “In addition, recycled indium yields remain high with a large percentage of the indium-tin oxide (ITO) volume being recycled annually.”
Vareha-Walsh is responsible for sourcing of critical raw materials such as indium, gallium, germanium, tin, silver, and all products and services that support Indium Corporation’s manufacturing operations. She is also responsible for the trading of metals and sales of reclaim services for Indium Corporation’s Korean operation. She has more than 15 years of metals market experience, including Director of Global Procurement for a global premium alloy company, and Director of Metallurgical Operations and Procurement for a global tungsten-based business. She also has experience in finance as a Business Unit Controller, sales expertise as Director of Sales and New Business Development Manager, and participation in metals recycling and scrap/reclaim markets. Vareha-Walsh earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Duquesne University and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), holds certificates in leadership development and manufacturing excellence, and has a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.
Indium Corporation is a premier materials manufacturer and supplier to the global electronics, semiconductor, thin-film, and thermal management markets. Products include solders and fluxes; brazes; thermal interface materials; sputtering targets; indium, gallium, germanium, and tin metals and inorganic compounds; and NanoFoil®. Founded in 1934, the company has global technical support and factories located in China, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the USA.
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