What It’s About: History of the rare-earths industry from its inception in the United States to its present-day dominance by the Chinese. Presenter will discuss the economic and political ramifications of a market segment which is vital not only to the industrial growth of the United States, but also to its implications for national defense. Particular emphasis will be given to the many facts and fallacies which exist in both the popular media as well as among supposed experts in the business world. He will dig down and discuss presently evolving REE programs in the U.S. and other nations around the world with an eye toward understanding the development cycle and steps to successful projects.
Presenter: Anthony Marchese is the Chairman of Texas Mineral Resources Corporation, a publicly traded company involved in heavy rare-earth production and mineral reclamation of strategic metals. He is chairman of TMRC’s Audit Committee and sits on the Compensation and Governance Committees. Marchese is President of Marchese Management Company, LLC, a strategic advisory firm serving public and soon-to-be public companies in the areas of board direction and policy, corporate governance, investor relations and crisis management. He brings deep experience to his clientswith over 25 years performance on Wall Street in all aspects of the securities business including money management, corporate finance and capital markets. Marchese has been quoted extensively in major media publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, FOX News, Bloomberg and the BBC, and been interviewed on MSNBC, Fox Business News, Bloomberg TV and CNN.