Holds a Bachelors of Science i n Economics from Regis University, Denver, Colorado, and an MBA from the University ol Chicago.
Mr. Thiede has been involved with various aspects ol the raw material supply business since 1975. Prior to his career in the metals industry, he was Vice President of Marketing for the First National Bank & Trust Co. in Rockford, Illinois. He has been President of Powmet, Inc. since 1984 and CEO AAA Molybdenum Products, Inc. since 1990. In addition he is the managing member of Molychem, LLC.
He is a member of the International Molybdenum Association.