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Jack Lifton

About Jack Lifton

Jack Lifton is the CEO for Jack Lifton, LLC and is a consultant, author, and lecturer on the market fundamentals of technology metals. Technology metals is a term that he coined to describe strategic metals whose electronic properties make our technological society possible. These include the rare earths, the platinum group metals, lithium, graphite and most of the rare metals and materials. He is on the technical advisory boards of Elcora Resources, and is also the founding co-principal of Technology Metals Research, LLC. His consulting is done through Jack Lifton, LLC, a consultancy he began in 1999 upon his retirement as the CEO of an OEM automotive supply company specializing in process chemistry and metals trading. Jack Lifton, LLC is a member of the Minor Metals Trade Association and Jack is an advisor to the Malaysian Academy of Science in Kuala Lumpur, and he is a member of that Academy’s Rare Earth Task Force. He is a member of numerous professional societies and is a frequent speaker at both professional and industry events on both the markets for technology metals and materials and on the use of new and newly applied technologies to the extraction, refining and fabrication of rare metals and materials.

94 InvestorIntel Articles By Jack Lifton

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How the American recent policy shift has inspired a rare earths revival

The American Federal Government’s recent policy shift to require national self-sufficiency in critical metals for technology for the Defense Department […]


American Industrial Policy Regains its Mojo

The U.S. Federal Department of Energy has taken a significant step in the creation of an American industrial policy for […]


The Trump Effect on Detroit

There’s a logical fallacy named “post hoc ergo propter hoc”. The name is Latin for “After that (therefore) on account […]


Lifton defines “technology metals”

What are technology metals and material? They are those chemical elements mostly metals the electronic properties of which enable individuals […]


Lifton on the global race for lithium ion battery materials

What are the fundamental business type start-ups the creation of which point to a permanent increase in demand for a […]


Upcycling: The influence of de-globalization on the supply of technology metals and materials

The principal driver for change that I see in the overall supply picture for technology metals and materials as a […]