OUR COMPANY

AST Technology is a Swiss and Austrian based company combining the expertise of 60 PhDs, Engineers and specialists.

ABOUT US

Each of our renowned senior expert has on average 30 years of expertise in his specific area such as:

  • Electrical Expertise (Primary and secondary electrical circuit)

  • Arc Physic Expertise ("Open Arc” and “Submerged Arc”)

  • Process Expertise ("Melting” and “Smelting” "Metallurgical and Refining” and “Slag optimization”)

  • Engineering Expertise (“Mechanical” and “Hydraulic”)

  • Metallurgical Waste Management Expertise and Emission Control Expertise

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Our consultants are highly qualified in the fields of industrial engineering and business economics. Together with you, they work out customized solutions to the complex problems at hand.

Our systematic and holistic approach to the challenges facing your company results in procedures and processes that are both economically optimal and ecologically sustainable.

Our experts rely on an extensive database of industrial applications as well as current scientific knowledge to achieve your engineering and process development goals.

Our success is built on the use of in-house tools and the ongoing qualification of our employees.

Our Leadership

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Amit Kaushik

Group CMO — India

Amit holds Engineering and MBA degrees from reputed institutes in India. He has a professional experience of over 20 years in Graphite Electrode and Steel manufacturing Industry having global exposure in Business Development, Marketing & Sales, Supply Chain Management while dealing with world class clientele. He is widely travelled to about 27 countries across all continents.

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Dr Sam Mishani

Group CTO New Energy — Australia

Sam holds his MSc in MBA and Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from the Curtin University of Australia. He has more than 20 years of experience in engineering and operations of upstream and downstream oil and gas industries in middle-east. In 2014, he joined the mining industry via a research and product development project in Western Australia.

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Roelf Van Rensburg

Africa CMO — South Africa

Roelf holds engineering and MBA degrees from UP and PBS. Roelf has extensive process engineering experience. He developed products that have solved both metallurgical needs as well as novel recycling solutions to difficult industrial by products. In addition to his extensive experience, Roelf is a certified workplace coach and six sigma black belt.

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Cesar Melendez

North America CMO — Mexico

Cesar holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Mexico. He has more than 25 years’ experience in Graphite Manufacturing and process engineering. He has also experienced in material ordering, international business affairs in America’s area.

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Jorge Caparros

Group CLO — Switzerland

Jorge has a degree in medical laboratory engineering. He worked for 10 years in textile production management. During 25 years, he managed logistics departments in large companies from fine distribution to mass logistics. Jorge has worked mainly for the pharmaceutical, and food industry.


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Dr Said Alameddine

Group CEO — Switzerland

Dr Said ALAMEDDINE is the leading expert in mineral material and induction furnaces with more than 30 years experiences in engineering, quality assurance, consultation and international marketing. He has MSc in Executive MBA from School of Business in Switzerland and PhD in nuclear Chemistry from CNRS in France.

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Charles Perez

Europe CEO — Switzerland

As Mechanical Engineer with a diploma in High-tech Machinery building, I have spent 13 years in this field, then working in sales for 14 years in the watch components industry, developed sales during 16 years in the Graphite Electrode business covering all Europe, Eastern Europe and Middle East areas.

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Dr Bahadir Sungu

MEA CMO — Turkey

Bahadir has MSc in Information Systems Engineering, MBA in Social Sciences and PhD student in Management and Organization. He has about 15 years of experience in the Iron and Steel industry, including Steel Mills, O2 and H2 Plants, Annealing Furnaces, Grinding Workshops, EDT Machines, Electro Cleaning, Pickling, Galvanize and Galvalume Lines.

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Jose Luiz Martinez

South America CMO — Brazil

Jose Luis holds Mechanical Engineering from Brazil. With 30 years of experience, He has the extensive process engineering experience and steel manufacturing. He has also experienced in material ordering, international business affairs in America’s area.

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Aly Abouelnaga

CMO North and East Africa — Egypt

Aly holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Egypt. He has more than 23 years’ experience in international marketing & sales. He has spent 5 years in MAN, then working in sales for 18 years in Kimberly Clark Professional. Now he is covering Northeast Africa, East Africa and Levant countries.

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Didier Morice

Group CTO — France

Didier has an engineering degree from Arts et Metiers, one of the most famous high school in France. He worked for more than 20 years in various technical positions in the Graphite electrodes industry. During the last 10 years, he focused on the industry 4.0 and the ways of using big data to improve processes of the industry.

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Daria Ma

General Manager — China

Daria is graduated from Henan University foreign language department. She has more than 15 years experience in Synthetic Graphite Manufacturing and Export. She is also familiar with order handling, international docs , global logistics, and China market.

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Elena Dergunova

CIS CMO — Russia

Elena Dergunova graduated from the Bauman Moscow Technical University, worked as an engineer, and then as a teacher at the Department of Dynamics and Strength of Aircraft. Then she worked in the representative office of the oil company Alabashneft in Moscow, as well as the director of the representative office of the Port of Yeisk in Moscow.

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Amira El-Husseini

Oceania CEO — Australia

Amira is graduated in Business Administration from Australia. She has more than 20 years of experience in Business Management, administrative and executive support. She has vast experience in Data Migration and Validation and also Business Modelling and Analysis.

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Sachindra Jain

Group CPO — India

Sachindra holds Graduate Engineer and M. Tech. (Thermal Engineering) from MANIT National Institute in India. He has a professional experience of more than 31 years in Graphite Electrode Manufacturing industry. He is having a vast experience in Production, Expansion Project and Procurement of Raw Material, Capital Goods, Consumable, Contract Management etc.

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Dr Said Alameddine

Group CEO — Switzerland

Dr Said ALAMEDDINE is the leading expert in mineral material and induction furnaces with more than 30 years experiences in engineering, quality assurance, consultation and international marketing. He has MSc in Executive MBA from School of Business in Switzerland and PhD in nuclear Chemistry from CNRS in France.

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Dr Sam Mishani

Group CTO New Energy — Australia

Sam holds his MSc in MBA and Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from the Curtin University of Australia. He has more than 20 years of experience in engineering and operations of upstream and downstream oil and gas industries in middle-east. In 2014, he joined the mining industry via a research and product development project in Western Australia.

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Roelf Van Rensburg

Africa CMO — South Africa

Roelf holds engineering and MBA degrees from UP and PBS. Roelf has extensive process engineering experience. He developed products that have solved both metallurgical needs as well as novel recycling solutions to difficult industrial by products. In addition to his extensive experience, Roelf is a certified workplace coach and six sigma black belt.

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Cesar Melendez

North America CMO — Mexico

Cesar holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Mexico. He has more than 25 years’ experience in Graphite Manufacturing and process engineering. He has also experienced in material ordering, international business affairs in America’s area.

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Amit Kaushik

Group CMO — India

Amit holds Engineering and MBA degrees from reputed institutes in India. He has a professional experience of over 20 years in Graphite Electrode and Steel manufacturing Industry having global exposure in Business Development, Marketing & Sales, Supply Chain Management while dealing with world class clientele. He is widely travelled to about 27 countries across all continents.

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Charles Perez

Europe CEO — Switzerland

As Mechanical Engineer with a diploma in High-tech Machinery building, I have spent 13 years in this field, then working in sales for 14 years in the watch components industry, developed sales during 16 years in the Graphite Electrode business covering all Europe, Eastern Europe and Middle East areas.

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Dr Bahadir Sungu

MEA CMO — Turkey

Bahadir has MSc in Information Systems Engineering, MBA in Social Sciences and PhD student in Management and Organization. He has about 15 years of experience in the Iron and Steel industry, including Steel Mills, O2 and H2 Plants, Annealing Furnaces, Grinding Workshops, EDT Machines, Electro Cleaning, Pickling, Galvanize and Galvalume Lines.

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Jose Luiz Martinez

South America CMO — Brazil

Jose Luis holds Mechanical Engineering from Brazil. With 30 years of experience, He has the extensive process engineering experience and steel manufacturing. He has also experienced in material ordering, international business affairs in America’s area.

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Didier Morice

Group CTO — France

Didier has an engineering degree from Arts et Metiers, one of the most famous high school in France. He worked for more than 20 years in various technical positions in the Graphite electrodes industry. During the last 10 years, he focused on the industry 4.0 and the ways of using big data to improve processes of the industry.

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Daria Ma

General Manager — China

Daria is graduated from Henan University foreign language department. She has more than 15 years experience in Synthetic Graphite Manufacturing and Export. She is also familiar with order handling, international docs , global logistics, and China market.

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Elena Dergunova

CIS CMO — Russia

Elena Dergunova graduated from the Bauman Moscow Technical University, worked as an engineer, and then as a teacher at the Department of Dynamics and Strength of Aircraft. Then she worked in the representative office of the oil company Alabashneft in Moscow, as well as the director of the representative office of the Port of Yeisk in Moscow.

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Amira El-Husseini

Oceania CEO — Australia

Amira is graduated in Business Administration from Australia. She has more than 20 years of experience in Business Management, administrative and executive support. She has vast experience in Data Migration and Validation and also Business Modelling and Analysis.