The Copper Club Inc, is the leading organization for networking, educational grants and events for those who support the copper industry. It is comprised of copper producers, fabricators, refiners, dealers, traders and merchants. The Copper Club seeks to promote the interests of the copper industry. By honoring those who have forged pathways in the industry and paving new paths for students working toward careers in the industry, The Copper Club ensures the past, present and future of copper.
History of The Copper Club
The Copper Club was formed in 1944 to convene all participants in the copper industry. It is comprised of copper producers, fabricators, refiners, dealers, traders and merchants. It is the leading organization for networking, educational grants and events for those who support the copper industry.
From inception, the Club has made contributions, from accumulated excess funds, to causes and educational programs associated with the copper industry. However, at the Board of Directors meeting on Sept. 16, 1994, it was proposed and voted that all excess funds be used to establish a Grants Program to assist exceptional students preparing for careers in fields related to maintenance and expansion of the copper industry.
On August 17, 2000, the Copper Club (a complex trust) and the Copper Club Educational Fund, Inc. (a not-for-profit corporation) were merged and the surviving entity renamed The Copper Club, Inc. (a 501(c)3 charitable organization, TIN #13-3869564) which best serves the interest of the club and its members.
2017 Board of Directors
Arthur R. Miele*
Thomas S. Passek*
Patricia M. Cauley
The Lord Bagri, CBE, Director Emeritus
Stefan Boel, Aurubis*
James M. Cowley, Ocean Partners USA
Frederick R. Demler, INTL FCStone
Michael Frawley, Newgate Global Resources
Stephen T. Higgins, Freeport-McMoRan*
Daniel L. Jones, Encore Wire
Thomas J. Kennedy, Director Emeritus
Andrew G. Kireta, Sr., Director Emeritus
Michael Lockwood, Commodity Risk Control Inc.
Mark Loveitt, International Wrought Copper Council
Katsuhiko Masuda, Mitsubishi Shindoh Co., Ltd.
Mikinobu Ogata, Sumitomo Metal Mining Co.
Joseph E. Robertson, Jr., Copper Services, LLC.*
Stephen Rowland, Glencore
Bernard Schilberg, Prime Materials Recovery, Inc.*
Andrew Stonkus, Teck Resources
Rodrigo Toro, CODELCO*
Stefan Boel, Aurubis
Stephen T. Higgins, Freeport McMoRan
Arthur R. Miele
Thomas S. Passek, Copper Development Association, Inc.
Joseph E. Robertson, Jr., Ambrian Metals Ltd.
Bernard Schilberg, Prime MaterialsRecovery, Inc.
Rodrigo Toro, CODELCO