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IMA 2017 Election – Slate of Candidates Announced

IMA is pleased to announce the following slate of candidates for the upcoming 2017 Board of Directors election. The election will take place onsite at the 2017 World Magnesium Conference to be held on May 21-23 in Singapore.

Candidates include:

  • Cam Tissington, US Magnesium LLC
  • Kazumasa Yamazaki,  Japan Magnesium Association
  • Ronald Chang, Foxconn Technology Pte. Ltd.
  • Michael Just, Georg Fischer
  • Fernando Franca, RIMA Industrial
  • Oh-Duck Kwon, POSCO
  • Klaumuenzer, David, Dr., Volkswagen
  • Paul Uguccioni, Opta Minerals, Inc.
  • Shi Lei, Shaanxi Magnesium Association

For additional information, please contact Ralph Gervasi, IMA’s Executive Vice President, at +1 (847) 447-1702 or by email at

2017 World Magnesium Conference

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Thank you to all who registered and attend the 74th Annual IMA World Magnesium Conference


A special thank you to our 2017 Sponsors (listed to the right) and the following Exhibitors:

  • Ditta Musto
  • Hebi Jianglang Metals Co., LTD
  • HZG - MagIC
  • Ningxia Sunmag Industry Co., LTD
  • Shanxi Credit Magnesium Co., LTD
  • Shanghai Lizheng SatelliteApplication Technology
  • W. Pilling Kesselfabrik GmbH & Co KG - Germany
  • Wenxi County Zhenxin Magnesium Industry Co., LTD

Japan - Magnesium Newsletter (Feb)

The Japan Magnesium Association-

  1. KIZAI Corporation. - Released Cyan-free Strike Copper plating liquid for Magnesium alloy.
  2. Amber, Inc. - Magnesium battery being able to assemble easily for anyone else.
  3. MACRW Co., Ltd. - Released Audio speaker for smartphone without power supply.
  4. Nisshin steel co. - Announced black steel plate, No turning color after press working.
  5. Audi Japan. - “R8 Spyder” evolved second generation model started orders.

Domestic Magnesium Market - January, 2017
(Source: January issue of Import/Export Statistics (customs clearance basis) of METI – Compiled by The Japan Magnesium Association)



May 2017

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IMA Member &
Industry News

Alliance Magnesium produces its first magnesium ingots and also concludes a $4.1 million loan

IMA & Industry Calendar

World Magnesium Conference
May 21-23, 2017

Thank You to the 2017 World Magnesium Conference Sponsors:


Wenxi County Zhenxin Logo
Wenxi County Zhenxin Magnesium Industry Co., Ltd

Shanxi Credit Magnesium Logo
Shanxi Credit
Magnesium Co. LTD

Technology Pte. Ltd.

Mag Specialties Inc.

Magnesium Elektron

Magnesium R&D Project

RIMA Industrial

Twin City Die Castings Co.

Argus Media
Media Sponsor

IMA Executive

Jan Guy

Ken White
Magnesium Elektron

Anthony LoCoco
Chicago White
Metal Casting, Inc.

1st Vice President
Todd Olson
Twin City Die Casting Co.

Vice Presidents
Nic Andrews

David Rix
Magnesium Elektron

Cam Tissinton
US Magnesium LLC

Kazumasa Yamazaki
Japan Magnesium Association

Immediate Past President
Karl Kainer
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht

IMA Staff

Ralph Gervasi
Executive Vice President
Phone: +1 (847) 447-1702

Christian Payn
IMA European Director
343 Chemin de Durban
84190 Beaumes de Venise
Phone: +33 (0) 679914437