Copper must stay current: Leibbrandt

May 18, 2012 | 03:47 PM | Barbara O'Donovan

Tags  copper club, ankh award, Jurgen Leibbrandt, barbara o'donovan

PHOENIX — The copper industry must strive to maintain its market share in the face of technological advances and substitution possibilities, according to this year’s recipient of the Copper Club’s Ankh Award.

"We have to be attentive," Jürgen Leibbrandt, Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile (Codelco) executive vice president for commercial planning and market development, told AMM on the sidelines of the American Copper Council’s Copper College in Phoenix. "If we lose market share due to technological developments, we have to develop new markets."

Leibbrandt, who will retire from Codelco June 30, was honored with the Ankh Award for lifetime achievement in recognition of his contributions to the copper industry through the International Copper Association.....

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