John Packard - Master of Ceremonies
President and CEO, Steel Market Update
John Packard is the President and CEO of Steel Market Update. John spent 31 years actively selling steel in the service center, trading company and steel mill segments of the industry. He started Steel Market Update in 2004 as a way of communicating with his customers and in 2008, Steel Market Update was incorporated as a provider of market intelligence to the steel industry. He also founded the SMU Steel Summit Conference, which has become the leading steel conference in North America, as well as a group of successful steel training workshops. Earlier this year the CRU Group, a global leader in steel analysis, price assessments, consulting and events acquired Steel Market Update.