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"Subodh Das has wealth of experience, particularly in the field of Aluminum, has worked on various assignments in the field of aluminum, sustainability, and environment."

Sachin Satpute
Director
Novelis- Korea


"Subodh is extremely knowledgeable about his space and added tremendous value to an aluminum-related transaction we executed at Houlihan Lokey in 2009. Our metals practice would definitely consider hiring Subodh again for diligence support, operations analysis, industry overviews or other expert assistance within the aluminum and light metals industries."

Michael Jenny
Executive Vice President
Houlihan Lokey


"I have known Subodh for several years as he has made several presentations at Metal Bulletin and American Metal Market conferences including events in Chicago, Detroit, and Vienna. He will also be speaking at our International Aluminum Conference in Bahrain. With many years of experience in diverse roles within the global aluminum industry, Subodh is knowledgeable in the several areas of the aluminum process."

Raju Daswani
Managing Director
Metal Bulletin


"SUBODH developed a creative approach to solve the nation's dependence on foreign oil and brought together a group of Fortune 500 CEOs to implement a successful technology advancement effort in the Aluminum production industry. SUBODH brings a rare combination of charisma and deep technical acumen to the field of energy efficiency and technology development. I would partner with SUBODH any time. He is a dynamo!! When I partnered with SUBODH, I was the Department of Energy official leading the nation's efforts to reduce industrial energy consumption by 25%. SUBODH was the major reason that we achieved our goals in the Aluminum industry."

Buddy Garland
Program Manager
US Department of Energy


"Subodh was a driving force behind the Sloan Center for a Sustainable Aluminum Industry at the University of Kentucky. It was a great pleasure to partner with him on the development of the grant and get the Center off the ground. He has enormous energy and a true passion for his work, is knowledgeable, and exhibited great devotion to his employees. He is a doer and I would gladly work with him again on any project."

Paul Jarley
Dean College of Business
University of Nevada at Las Vegas

Phinix, LLC has assembled a qualified and seasoned team of aluminum professionals to serve in the focus areas of Carbon Management, Recycling, Aluminum, and Energy Management.


Dr. Subodh K. Das

CEO & Founder

P.O. Box 11668, Lexington, Kentucky 40577-1668
Phone: (859) 619-8386
E-mail:skdas@phinix.net

Dr. Subodh Das has over 35 years of global aluminum experience in the manufacturing and technology sectors. Prior to founding Phinix, LLC, he had also founded and served as the President and CEO of Secat Inc., Director for the Center for Aluminum Technology, Executive Director for the Sloan Industry Center for a Sustainable Aluminum Industry, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Kentucky. Subodh has also worked as the Vice President of Technology and Quality for ARCO Aluminum, Inc. and as Senior Research Scientist at Alcoa. Subodh obtained his M. Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India and PhD from The University of Michigan both in Metallurgical Engineering. He also obtained his MBA at the University of Pittsburgh. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Kentucky. Subodh holds over 20 US patents, has published over 40 papers, and edited 6 books. Subodh has served on the boards of The Aluminum Association, Secat and the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society.




Richard B. Stump, Iowa, USA

Director of Process Assessments


Mr. Stump has over 20 years of experience 1) helping clients implement quality management systems (QMSs), from Total Quality Management (TQM) to Six Sigma applications to testing laboratory QMSs; and, 2) solving those tough product problems that escape the company’s best efforts, using a variation analysis methodology that is statistics based.




Dr. Adam J. Gesing, Ontario, Canada

Director of Recycling Programs

For the last 35 years, Adam Gesing has been offering services in strategic analysis and planning, plant technology and energy use audits, process/cost modeling, process optimization modeling, process development, sensor design, equipment and plant design, equipment and plant automation.




Dr. John A. S. Green, Maryland, USA

Director of Sustainability & Corrosion Science

John Green has been involved with various facets of the aluminum industry for 40 years. This involvement has spanned research, development, and technology, and more recently management and consulting activities.




Dr. H. Wayne Hayden, Tennessee, USA

Director of Materials Processing

Dr. Wayne Hayden has been active in the fields of metals and materials for over fifty years. He co-authored a widely used textbook in Materials Science. Since retiring from Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 1999, he has founded MMPaCT, Inc., a consulting firm in the field of materials processing. He is actively working with several US and international commercial clients in the metals and aerospace industries, and has been a consultant to a major law firm on intellectual property issues and major industrial insurance carriers on technical issues related to industrial liability cases. Dr. Hayden is a co-inventor on 65 U.S. and foreign patents including the copper-cored composite material presently used for US coinage. Dr. Hayden was a co-recipient of the ASM Marcus A. Grossman Young Author Award, the Inventor of the Year award by the International Hall of Fame, and the Application to Practice Award by TMS-AIME. He is a Fellow of ASM-International.




John Gilbert Kaufman Jr., Delaware, USA

Director of Alloy Development

Fifty four years in the aluminum and related materials industries, focusing on alloy and product development and performance, including (a) twenty years at various levels of aluminum industry R&D management, including five years as VP/Director of Research and Development, (b) eight years as CEO of a computerized worldwide materials database, and (c) four years as VP Technology for the Aluminum Association in Washington, DC. Author or coauthor of a number of books and more than 140 other publications on aluminum alloys and materials performance.




Dr. Arvind Thekdi, Maryland, USA

Director of Energy Management Services

Dr. Thekdi has over 40 years of experience in energy management and efficiency optimization activities together with research, development, design of industrial heating equipment and waste heat recovery systems in all major industries. He has worked on a number of R&D programs related to development and commercialization of innovative heating furnaces, heat recovery systems and modeling of systems to reduce energy use and Green House Gases.




Nalini S. Mahadevan

General Counsel

Nalini Mahadevan earned her JD from the St. Louis University School of Law and MBA from Washington University, St. Louis, MO. She was a partner at Lowenbaum Partnership and a founding partner at Mahadevan Law Office, LLC, both in St. Louis. She has over 10 years of experience in federal law. She is also an Adjunct Professor at St. Louis University School of Law.