American Elements CEO Michael Silver To Speak At 2014 Ceramic Leadership Summit

Mar 12, 2014, 09:00 ET from American Elements

LOS ANGELES, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles-based American Elements CEO Michael Silver will be speaking Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland at the 4th Annual Ceramic Leadership Summit hosted each year by the American Ceramic Society.

The presentation is entitled "Material Sourcing Challenges and Strategies". Mr. Silver will explain how the growing power of sovereign monopolies will impact high technology manufacturing in the United States in the 21st Century. Today it is a constant refrain that the only way to rebuild middle class jobs in America is through new cutting edge innovation. It is said America simply needs to get back in the business of making things. While much of this is true, innovation is only the starting point. To manufacture the products flowing from great ideas, a nation must also have access to the critical materials on which the discoveries are based. The innovations of the 21st century will require massive amounts of advanced metals that are very different from those that mattered in the 20th century; metals often not mined domestically and controlled by a single nation.

Los Angeles-based American Elements supplies rare earths, lithium, indium and other green technology elemental materials to the U.S. Military & National Laboratories and 40% of the Fortune 50, including GE, Honeywell, GM and Boeing.

For further information or to schedule an interview with Mr. Silver on the subject, please contact Janet Walker, Communications Director, American Elements Academics & Periodicals Department at

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