SMU Community Chat with Michael Garcia of Algoma Steel

Guests: Michael Garcia

Algoma Steel CEO Michael Garcia was the featured speaker on SMU’s Community Chat webinar on Wednesday, Nov. 29.

Algoma is an important Canadian flat-rolled steel producer. It is also a significant supplier to the US market. We’ll discuss current dynamics in the North American sheet and plate markets – as well as some of the particulars of the Canadian market.

We also talk about decarbonization. But not only from the high-level view that a consultant or policy expert might have. Instead, we’ll focus on what decarbonization looks like on the ground – from the leader of a company in the process of switching from making steel via the blast furnace route toward EAF steelmaking.

We’ll take your questions too. As always, we’ll keep it to about 45 minutes. You can drop in, learn something – and then get on with your day. (Note the live webinar is free. A recording is free to SMU subscribers.)

Why should you tune in? Garcia has been CEO of Algoma since June 2022, overseeing the most intensive phase of its switch to EAF steelmaking. He also has more than 30 years of experience across not only steel but also pulp/paper and aluminum – industries that are also grappling with the challenges of decarbonization.

PS – Garcia will also be a keynote speaker at the Tampa Steel Conference on Jan. 28-30, 2024. SMU puts together the event together with Port Tampa Bay. You can see the full agenda and register here.