Our Leadership

Gwynne Johnston

Dr. Gwynne Johnston is President, Metals Technology Consulting, Inc., and retired Vice President, Steel Technology for Tempel Steel Company. Gwynne specializes in steel making practices, alloy development, technology, markets, and applications for electrical steels. He also works extensively with the technology of annealing as applied to laminations used in motors and transformers. He has a broad range of experience in selection and optimization of steel grades for motor and transformer applications and is frequently consulted in situations requiring cost reduction, materials performance evaluation, or welding. He has patents in furnace design and has contributed extensively to the development of semi-processed electrical alloy grades.

Becky E. Hites

Becky is a global steel industry professional who has served as an equity analyst, project finance and mergers and acquisitions investment banker, cost modeling expert, industry trend macro and micro consultant, expert witness and C-level strategic planning consultant.  Included in her credits are being on the Institutional Investor All-American Research Team for Metals in 2001 and four consecutive years of recognition in 1993 to 1996 by the Wall Street Journal for earnings accuracy.  She’s a proven leader with deep financial, operation, trade and market relationships with steel producers, traders, processors and users.

Lew Leibowitz

Lewis Leibowitz is a prominent international trade and Customs attorney based in Washington, D.C. He advises clients on international trade opportunities and challenges dealing with law and government policy. He speaks and writes frequently on international trade legal and policy issues.

Lewis has long experience with international trade matters. He has worked on trade issues involving the steel industry, the automotive industry, textiles, sugar and many other industries. He deals with strategic advice, administrative and judicial proceedings, and presidential actions under international trade laws and regulations of the United States. He has advised and assisted clients in trade negotiations affecting companies and governments, including bilateral, regional, multilateral and global agreements, and has handled international disputes under WTO, NAFTA and other bilateral and regional trade agreements.

Gwynne Johnston

Dr. Gwynne Johnston is President, Metals Technology Consulting, Inc., and retired Vice President, Steel Technology for Tempel Steel Company. Gwynne specializes in steel making practices, alloy development, technology, markets, and applications for electrical steels. He also works extensively with the technology of annealing as applied to laminations used in motors and transformers. He has a broad range of experience in selection and optimization of steel grades for motor and transformer applications and is frequently consulted in situations requiring cost reduction, materials performance evaluation, or welding. He has patents in furnace design and has contributed extensively to the development of semi-processed electrical alloy grades.

Becky E. Hites

Becky is a global steel industry professional who has served as an equity analyst, project finance and mergers and acquisitions investment banker, cost modeling expert, industry trend macro and micro consultant, expert witness and C-level strategic planning consultant.  Included in her credits are being on the Institutional Investor All-American Research Team for Metals in 2001 and four consecutive years of recognition in 1993 to 1996 by the Wall Street Journal for earnings accuracy.  She’s a proven leader with deep financial, operation, trade and market relationships with steel producers, traders, processors and users.

Lew Leibowitz

Lewis Leibowitz is a prominent international trade and Customs attorney based in Washington, D.C. He advises clients on international trade opportunities and challenges dealing with law and government policy. He speaks and writes frequently on international trade legal and policy issues.

Lewis has long experience with international trade matters. He has worked on trade issues involving the steel industry, the automotive industry, textiles, sugar and many other industries. He deals with strategic advice, administrative and judicial proceedings, and presidential actions under international trade laws and regulations of the United States. He has advised and assisted clients in trade negotiations affecting companies and governments, including bilateral, regional, multilateral and global agreements, and has handled international disputes under WTO, NAFTA and other bilateral and regional trade agreements.