Russ Robinson is a director of ACADEMI and served as Chief Executive Officer of Metaleurop between 2002 and 2004. Mr. Robinson has over 30 years of experience in the zinc reprocessing industry. In 2009, Mr. Robinson started Global Steel Dust Ltd., a worldwide steel dust recycling company. In 2006, he founded Steel Dust Recycling (SDR) which he built and sold to Zinc Nacional, the largest EAF dust processor in Mexico, after he restructured the company both financially and operationally. Between 2002 and 2004 he served as CEO of Metaleurop, a $700 million French-German publicly owned company specializing in zinc-lead operations. Between 1979 and 2002, he was Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Zinc, headquartered in Houston, Texas. The diversified metals company was sold in 1998 to Imco Recycling Inc., a NYSE company.
Mr. Robinson is a graduate of Vanderbilt University.