Oliver Spaltmann - Vice President Market Research

Oliver started his career as business administration apprentice in the book-keeping department of a consulting company in 1987 but found soon out there, that market research is sometimes more interesting. Later Oliver studied economics at the Westfälische Wilhelms University of Münster (Germany). He holds a ‘Diplom-Kaufmann’ degree. His studies were focused on marketing, environmental economy and distribution. After University he worked from 1997 to 2005 for German and South African raw material and steel focused market research companies.

Oliver joined SMR GmbH as market analyst in 2005 and became Senior Market Analyst in 2010. He is specialist for end use related reports in stainless steel, nickel alloys and raw materials (especially nickel and molybdenum) at SMR.

His most important tasks are:

  • Market data stainless steel flat products – quarterly and annual
  • Nickel based alloys – market reports and quarterly data
  • End use driven analysis
  • Special raw material and scrap market research – for instance Mo and Mo scrap

His life motto: "Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are."



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