JOHN W. SCHULTES is the founder and CEO of New Steel International, an Engineering and Consulting firm located near Cincinnati in Ohio. 
 
John grew up in Vienna, Austria where he graduated from the Technical University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA. He also has a degree in Plastics Technology. 
 
After working for several years in Vienna for a leading Austrian supplier of industrial and recycling plants, he was offered to move to Pittsburgh in 1980. In 1986 he joined U.S. Steel as Chief Development Engineer for Flat Rolled Steel.  
 
In 1995 he joined a start-up company in Thailand where he first served as General Manager and later as President & CEO of a steel company that was planning to produce premium quality flat rolled steel and other steel based products for the South East Asian markets, based on technologies very similar to what he is presenting here today. 
 
The Asian crisis did not allow the company to complete the project as planned and John moved back to the U.S. where he started New Steel International together with several partners.  
 
In 2006, a large Russian steel company teamed up with John, the Government of Ohio and the leading supplier from Germany to build and operate new steel facilities in Ohio and later in Canada and Brazil. With permits and funding in place and the green light from the community and the state, the financial crisis and Russian politics forced the investors to pull out in 2008 and the Ohio project went dormant.  
 
Thanks to the help of many interested parties, the Ohio project is now back alive and a group of sister projects have been added in Michigan. 
 
John will present the projects  . . . and the key technologies here today, with focus on the design of the first carbon negative iron & steel plant worldwide . . . and the huge benefits for the U.S. economy and national security.