Jack Lifton’s ‘Most Likely to Succeed’ Rare Earth Element Companies
July 23, 2013 — Tracy Weslosky, Publisher of InvestorIntel.com in an interview with Jack Lifton, Founding Principle of Technology Metals Research (TMR) discuss Jack’s “…companies most likely to succeed…” in the rare earth element sector. Jack explains that the analysis and evaluation metrics for selecting industry leaders were based on “…their business model and management skills…” and went on to say that “the industry needs materials not promises.”
Jack Lifton is a Founding Principal of Technology Metals Research, LLC. He is also a consultant, author, and lecturer on the market fundamentals of the technology metals, the term that he coined to describe those strategic rare metals whose electronic properties make our technological society possible. These include the rare earths, lithium and most of the rare metals.
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Educated as a physical chemist, specializing in high-temperature metallurgy, Jack was first a researcher before becoming both a marketing and manufacturing executive. Finally, he became a metal trader specializing in the field of technology metals and of rare metals.
His work today is principally as a due-diligence consultant for institutional investors, looking into opportunities where rare and technology metals availability are a factor in determining the probability of commercial success of a metals-related venture.
Jack is a Senior Fellow of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security.
Tracy Weslosky is the CEO of InvestorIntel Corp., a company that publishes InvestorIntel.com. A leading source for investors, entrepreneurs and industry leaders alike, InvestorIntel is ... <Read more about Tracy Weslosky>