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"Subodh Das has wealth of experience, particularly in the field of Aluminum, has worked on various assignments in the field of aluminum, sustainability, and environment."

Sachin Satpute
Director
Novelis- Korea


"Subodh is extremely knowledgeable about his space and added tremendous value to an aluminum-related transaction we executed at Houlihan Lokey in 2009. Our metals practice would definitely consider hiring Subodh again for diligence support, operations analysis, industry overviews or other expert assistance within the aluminum and light metals industries."

Michael Jenny
Executive Vice President
Houlihan Lokey


"I have known Subodh for several years as he has made several presentations at Metal Bulletin and American Metal Market conferences including events in Chicago, Detroit, and Vienna. He will also be speaking at our International Aluminum Conference in Bahrain. With many years of experience in diverse roles within the global aluminum industry, Subodh is knowledgeable in the several areas of the aluminum process."

Raju Daswani
Managing Director
Metal Bulletin


"SUBODH developed a creative approach to solve the nation's dependence on foreign oil and brought together a group of Fortune 500 CEOs to implement a successful technology advancement effort in the Aluminum production industry. SUBODH brings a rare combination of charisma and deep technical acumen to the field of energy efficiency and technology development. I would partner with SUBODH any time. He is a dynamo!! When I partnered with SUBODH, I was the Department of Energy official leading the nation's efforts to reduce industrial energy consumption by 25%. SUBODH was the major reason that we achieved our goals in the Aluminum industry."

Buddy Garland
Program Manager
US Department of Energy


"Subodh was a driving force behind the Sloan Center for a Sustainable Aluminum Industry at the University of Kentucky. It was a great pleasure to partner with him on the development of the grant and get the Center off the ground. He has enormous energy and a true passion for his work, is knowledgeable, and exhibited great devotion to his employees. He is a doer and I would gladly work with him again on any project."

Paul Jarley
Dean College of Business
University of Nevada at Las Vegas

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"I had the pleasure of working closly with Subodh on several occasions. He was reliable and creative. He has been heavily involved at a number of levels in improving the aluminum industry technology. He is a tireless worker and achiever."

Richard Love,
Technical Manager, Century Aluminum


"Subodh was director of CAT and SECAT while I was at UK. He was very knowledgeable and entrepreneurial. Knew the aluminum industry very well."

Chuck Staben,
Acting Vice President for Research, University of Kentucky


"Although I have not worked with Subodh professionally, I have worked with him while I was an officer in the TMS technical society. During this time Subodh was willing to do whatever was needed that would benefit the TMS organization. His efforts within TMS provided benefits to the society in many different areas."

Euel Cutshall,
R&D Laboratory Manager, Reynolds Metals Company


"I have known Subodh for 15 years. He provided expert assistance on developing a new corrosion resistant aluminum alloy for the US Navy. During this and other projects he proved to be a true professional. Ray Zavada, Past President of Innovative Productivity, Inc."

Ray Zavada,
Management Consulting Professional


"I have been working with Subodh for last 15 years when I was in Chrysler, then as president of my consulting company. He is an innovator (with many patents) and a leader. He has very high technical and management skill. He is also a problem solver. He is also very much concerned for environment and his work on aluminum recycling is a testament of that. He is truly a professional."

Subi Dinda,
President, Automotive Materials & Manufacturing Technologies, LLC


"Subodh Das is indeed one of the big names in the aluminum world, with a long and distinguished career and a strong professional reputation in this important field of aluminum production and use."

Halvor Kvande,
Dr. Techn., Hydro Aluminum


"Subodh Das is an excellent Technical expert and generates results."

Nick Singleton,
Independent Building Materials Professional


"Subodh has worked with our organization on a number of projects while CEO of Secat. Subodh was also a member of our Board of Directors. His work is excellent, typically displaying a thorough understanding of the problem and providing comprehensive analysis."

Nicholas Adams,
Director, Statistics & Economics, The Aluminum Association


"Subodh has a keen sense of strategies needed to increase competitiveness in the U.S. industrial sector as well as an outstanding networks within U.S. manufacturing and government."

Ken Green,
Senior Vice President at BCS, Incorporated


"Besides being an outstanding materials expert Subodh has excellent knowledge in so many fields and enourmous energy to put his skills to client's advantage."

Rajiv Dhameja,
Technical Director, Century Aluminum, USA;
Technical Manager, Hawesville Operations, CENTURY ALUMINUM


"He is very enthusiastic. He is much bigger than me. Rather I need his recommendation."

Arup Saha,
Chief Operating officer at Sujana Metal products Pvt. Ltd.


"Subodh Das has wealth of experince, particulalrly in the field of Aluminum, has worked on various assignments in the field of aluminum, sustainability, environment."

Sachin S,
Director, Novelis Korea


"Subodh is an exceptionally focused and detailed manager who understands well how to link concept with reality. My experiences working with him over the past decade have clearly demonstrated his professionalism and focus on results orientation management.

His expertise provides for a very unique blending of in-depth technical expertise and sound business management capabilities - a combination which I find is very rare in today's business (and academic) world. I can recommend Subodh with absolutely no reservation whatsoever."

Jacquie McNutt ,
Executive Director at Center for Paper & Business Studies


"SUBODH is dynamic, personable and an "outside the box" thinker seeking to develop long term and productive partnerships. My relationship with him spanned both our profesional transistionings. My first experience when he was CEO of SECAT and I the director of KBEAP. We formed a working partnershp at conferences, grant applications, and information exchange. We collaborate in our newer roles (he at Phinix and me at CAER) on grant applications and expanding contacts in our professional networks. He continues to seek and develop new relationships and can be depended on to maintain confidences and professionalism."

Gregory Copley,
Program Coordinator at UK Center for Applied Energy Research


"SUBODH is a forward thinking person with very close ties to many industries. His pursuit in new concepts that will improve company efficiencies is evident in all his thought processes."

Joe Connor,
President at Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd


"I have worked with Subodh for many years and found him to be a man of the utmost character and integrity. He is enthusiastic and tenacious in his endeavors."

Clifton Clark,
Partner at Dinsmore & Shohl LLP


"Thought Leader is a good term to describe Subodh Das. Cliches like outside the box and ahead of the curve actually apply here. Subodh was thinking Green before it became stylish. I hope he will contribute some of his forward-thinking ideas to the Proceedings of ET'12."

Gregory T. Rajsky, CAE,
Vice President at The Sanford Organization


"Subodh Das is a well qualified professional in the aluminum industry. His high business and technical skills were evident when we worked together. He is a critical thinker and excellent planner. I enthusiastically endorse him! John Wehrle, CFO at KSTC."

John Wehrle,
CFO at Kentucky Science & Technology Corporation


"Dr Das is extremely detail oriented and diligent as well as personable - he stands head and shoulders above the rest of the field!"

Jitander Dudee,
Clinic Director at Medical Vision Group


"I have known Subodh since 2007. He has done several technical projects for Rio Tinto Alcan. His work has been exemplary. More than his work, Subodh is a good communicator. He ensures his customers are fully satisfied with his team's work. He is also very willing to take on new challenges. He always ensures he has a very talented team behind him. .I wish him great success."

Ram Ramanan,
Director, Technical Services at Rio Tinto Alcan


"I am impressed with Subodh's grasp, knowledge and cutting edge thinking on recycling, sustainability, climate change and carbon management to make our planet a better place to live for current and future inhabitants. Subodh's patents, blogs, website, presentations and articles are evidence of this. Under his guidance, Phinix LLC and affiliates are replicating his past successes."

Nalini Mahadevan,
Owner and Attorney, Mahadevan Law Office, LLC.


"I have known and worked with Subodh for last 10 years and found him with positive energy, creative thoughts and actions. His greatest demonstrated skills lie in establishing mutually beneficial technical and business partnerships with academia, industry and governmental agencies as amply demonstrated by his successes at Secat, Sloan Industry Center and Center for Aluminum Technology. Subodh is a serial entrepreneur with extraordinary ability to get the job done. I am confident that his these skills will serve him well in his newly chosen field of carbon management at Phinix, LLC."

Mahendra Jain,
Vice President, Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation


"Subodh is a very knowledgable and personable individual. Mr. Das has a very professions work ethic which he backs up with many years in the manufacturing and engineering professions.

Subodh has worked with me extensively on a few projects and his enthusiasm and dedication to a task is second to none. I would highly recommend Subodh as a consultant, mentor, or colleague.

Subodh has also become an expert on Carbon Management programs and can be a real asset to those companies looking to reduce their carbon footprint.

I highly recommend Subodh. He would serve you well as executive management or as a strategic business consultant."

Dave Weddle,
CEO, effenergy LLC


"Subodh is extremely knowledgeable about his space and added tremenous value to an aluminum-related transaction we executed at Houlihan Lokey in 2009. Our metals practice would definitely consider hiring Subodh again for diligence support, operations analysis, industry overviews or other expert assistance within the aluminum and light metals industries."

Michael Jenny,
Senior Vice President at Houlihan Lokey


"I had the pleasure of working with Subodh Das and his colleagues at Phinix, LLC when we wrote a NIST proposal together in 2009. I was impressed with the high degree of professionalism, experience, positive attitude, and creativity of the Phinix team."

Mary Ingram,
Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology


"Is a colleague for subjects of aluminum technology."

Ayrton Filleti,
Owner, Intelectus Aluminum Consultant


vSubodh is a proven visionary having developed a company from concept through to a mature and stable operation. He has a keen eye towards identifying unique opportunities for clients."

Rene True,
Executive Director at ConnectKentucky


"I have known Subodh for several years as he has made several presentations at Metal Bulletin and American Metal Market conferences including events in Chicago, Detroit, Vienna. He will also be speaking at our International Aluminum Conference in Bahrain. With many years of experience in diverse roles within the global aluminum industry, Subodh is knowledgeable in the several areas of the aluminum process."

Raju Daswani,
MD at METAL BULLETIN


"Dr. Subodh Das founded and led SECAT as President & CEO, and was the top-level executive during preparation for its third-party, laboratory accreditation to ISO 17025, General requirements for the competence of testing...laboratories." SECAT is dedicated to advancements in aluminum technology through providing technical solutions for the aluminum industry in a University of Kentucky-industry partnership. The success from this effort opened one factor of customer satisfaction in building an association with SECAT.

Subodh's leadership and support of the SECAT team were key in securing this accreditation accomplishment as a result its initail assessment. His management skills were continually evident throughout this eight month endeavor.

Subodh's executive skills are now being applied to his newest challenges as the leader of his startup company Phinix , LLC, and its wider list of objectives, mainly 1) promotion, development and implementation of low carbon footprint manufacturing technologies and 2) carbon management to help globally responsible resource management.

It is my pleasure to bring this information of my association with Dr. Das to your attention."

Richard B. Stump,
Principal, Consultants in Quality Inc.


"Subodh is very knowledgeable about materials production and recycling, particularly in the area of aluminum. His expertise goes beyond mere technical matters and can help establish a larger vision of the flow of materials in society."

Mark Schlesinger,
Professor, University of Missouri-Rolla


"Subodh is extremely intelligent and personable. His high energy level and professionalism helped us acheive the desired results."

Thomas Schaefer,
Vice President of Customer Quality


"Subodh has a keen knowledge of industrial operationa and can provide significant insights toward helping a company achieve energy and environmental improvements."

Ken Boras,
CEO at BCS, Incorporated


"Dr. Das was one of my faculty advisors when I am completing my Master's degree at the University of Kentucky. He was also a mentor and very passionate about what he is doing. He not only genuinely care about my thesis and research, but also going above and beyond after I graduated. He offered me temporary position at his company while I was looking for a full time position. I could have never gotten my first job at Jackson Plastics without Dr. Das's recommendation and help. He really cares about his subordinates and a good person."

Jason Liew,
Production Quality Engineer at Private Company


"Dr. Das is a wonderful person and a very impressive engineer and business leader. During his time at SECAT, he worked hard to implement international relationships that would translate into international experiences for students whom I advised. His networking skills are extraordinary and his "easy going" attitude serves as an icebreaker and helps when working with him. Nevertheless, Dr. Das is very professional and knows his materials (no pun intended). I would work with Dr. Das again any time if the opportunity arose."

Ilka Balk,
Director of Co-op and Int'l Programs, University of Kentucky


"Subodh did a great job as the Director of Secat at the University of Kentucky. He developed excellent relationships with our industry partners and university researchers. He is very motivated, well organized and skilled at developing new projects."

Bill Schweri,
Director of Federal Relations, University of Kentucky


"Subodh and I worked together for some 5 years and I found him to be a pleasure to work with. He is mission oriented and has a great sense of what it takes to get the job. He is a team builder, leader and inspirer."

Paul King,
Research Program Leader, National Energy Technology Lab


"Subodh Das managed a difficult technical project for us that we were doing for the US Government. This project required detailed knowledge of the subject matter, the ability to define a course of action with limited details and with a very tight schedule. This project was completed on time and within budget.

Subodh's teams work was excellent and we would recommend his work."

Delmar Doyle,
SR. Director NACE International


"Dr. Das is great to work with. Always bursting with ideas and an infectious enthusiasm. The work provided by his company was excellent and the results were very helpful."

Jim MacCrindle,
Product Engineer at Novelis


"Dr. Das has been striving tirelessly in promoting energy saving and recycling which make our world greener. I worked closely with Dr. Das on several key projects such as Aluminum recycling. Dr. Das’s extraordinary vision and seemingly inexhaustible energy were the keys to the success of those projects and the true inspirations for everyone involved in those projects."

Weimin Yin,
Principal Engineer, Research & Development at Williams Advanced Materials


"I worked with Dr. Das on several research programs while he was head of SECAT. His extensive knowledge of all facets of the aluminum industry was invaluable. Always organized and professional, Dr Das delivered accurate and complete research findings. His leadership always kept the focus of our programs directed at discovering and evaluating results that could be applied commercially."

Brian Cochran,
President at Brian P. Cochran & Associates


"Subodh is a very strategic leader. His knowledge of the workings of the Aluminum industry coupled with his business vision will help you to gain competitive long term advantage."

Chirayu Garud,
Sr.Assoc.Engineer at Caterpillar Inc.


"Subodh was always relentless in promoting Secat and he took advantage of every opportunity to do so. He was very good at promoting Lexington as a business location and was a tireless worker on behalf of Secat."

Terry Burkhart,
Chapter Ceo, Red Cross


"Subodh has been an influencial and successful leader at Seacat for many years. I have used Secat's services in the past and been very satsfied with the results. Subodh is well know in the aluminum industry and has championed many successful efforts, particularly with respect to aluminum recycling and sustainability initiatives."

Les Edwards,
Vice President Technical Services at Rain CII Carbon LLC.


"Subodh is a recognized leader in commercial technical research with intellectual property protection. He successfully linked university research with industrial applications. He worked with the city of Lexington on many recycling and sustainability projects."

Teresa Isaac,
Mayor, Lexington Fayette Urban County Government


"I Have known Dr. Das since the mid 1990's and have found him to always be professional and to have a very in depth knowledge of a wide range of metallurgical areas. The projects have ranged from advise on day to day issues as well as on potential start up company investigation. Dr. Das is very innovative in his thinking and enjoys industry wide recognition."

Dick Weaver,
Exec. VP at Wise Metals Group


"I worked with Subodh for 5 years, from 2003 to 2008, for a DoE supported project. Subodh is a great colleague and very good friend!"

Xingbo Liu,
Assistant Professor at West Virginia University


"Subodh was someone I had the pleasure of working with when I was employed at The Minerals, Metals, & Materials Society. Subodh volunteered his time and energy to represent the interests of those engaged in aluminum technology, aluminum production, and aluminum application. Subodh is a visionary, leader, and very charismatic. I many fond memories of our collaborations."

Mark O'Connor SPHR,
Employment & Classification Manager at Slippery Rock University


"In depth understanding of the science, research requirements, management, and business challenges of moving RD&D in the commercial realm. Professional and congenial."

William T. Choate,
Senior Technical Staff at BCS, Incorporated


"Subodh is a intelligent energetice indivdual, who is always striving do improve the bottom line."

Matt Powell,
Vice President at Century Aluminum


"I have known Dr. Subodh Das for over five years. For Secat, Inc., Subodh has successfully managed and completed several collaborative projects to enhance the energy efficiency of US aluminum companies. Now, as Subodh has started his new venture at Phinix, LLC, dedicated to renewal energy and carbon management, I trust that he will apply his unmatched energy level and talent to these new and growing research and commercial implementations areas and I look forward to following his progress."

Jacques Beaudry-Losique,
Deputy Assistant Secretary - Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy


"Subodh is excellent in organizing and facilitating projects and managing them to timely completion. We have worked together on many technical publication projects for which Subodh has been the principal organizer and editor. His technical expertise and project management skills have afforded efficient, timely, and valuable publications."

Bob Makowski,
Director of Publications Development at The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society


"Subodh and I have worked together in multiple capacities over the past 15 years. In that time, he has demonstrated a high concern for customer satisfaction, a passion for cooperation and a drive to lead a disjointed aluminum industry toward key technical partnerships targeting breakthrough ideas and ideals. Through an extensive network, I have watched Subodh influence companies, technology and careers focusing on a framework of partnerships and innovation. He has earned my respect and thanks for all he has done."

Steve Tua,
KPS Manager at Kaiser Aluminum


"I worked together with Subodh mostly through our membership of the Aluminum Association in the years I was on the board and attending board and committee meetings. Subodh was extremely knowledgable and clearly an Industry Professional. He also was clearly very smart on all metal industry technical matters, and we often needed his technical knowledge for work at a high level on our committees. As well as all his educational skills and industry experience he also happens to be a nice guy.Therefore I have no hesitation to recommend him and his work."

Dean Blakeney,
COO at Charleston Aluminum


"SUBODH developed a creative approach to solve the nation's dependence on foreign oil and brought together a group of Fortune 500 CEOs to implement a successful technology advancement effort in the Aluminum production industry. SUBODH brings a rare combination of charisma and deep technical acumen to the field of energy efficiency and technology development. I would partner with SUBODH any time. He is a dynamo !!

When I partnered with SUBODH, I was the Department of Energy official leading the nation's efforts to reduce industrial energy consumption by 25%. SUBODH was the major reason that we achieved our goals in the Aluminum industry."

Buddy Garland,
Owner, Global BGITM Corporation


"We worked together when I was Assistant Director of the Kentucky Division of Energy, the state energy office. Dr. Das excelled at establishing collaborative relationships between firms that would not have worked together if he hadn't been involved. He understands companies' needs and how their decision-making processes work, and always adds value to relationships between diverse organizations."

Geoffrey Young,
Independent Utilities Professional


"I have attended several of Subodh presentations at International Conferences, and have read many of his Conference and Journal publications. He is knowledgeable and passionate about his work, particularly with regards to the recycling of light metals, on which he is a recognised authority. He is personable and committed."

Carlos H. Caceres,
Lecturer, University of Queensland


"I have been a consultant for Dr. Subodh K. Das over a period of 15 years, before which we had both worked for Alcoa and Atlantic Richfield for many years. Dr. Das is technically astute in areas related to aluminum smelting, refining, and recycling, and also with regard to issues around minimization of carbon footprint for a wide range of metals and processes. He is very knowledgeable on optimizing green technologies for regional and industrial communities. He was an excellent and productive employee during the early years, and a reliable colleague during our more recent collaborations."

John Gilbert Kaufman Jr.,
President/CEO at Kaufman Associates


"Subodh is a strategic thinker, problem solver with practical solution, personable, excellent fundamental engineering skills, wise, friendly, and easy to work with."

R Loutfy,
President at MER Corporation


"I have worked with Subodh Das for over ten years at the TMS committee meetings - in the light metals division meetings and Energy committee, and symposiums. Subodh's experience in Aluminum technology and carbon technology over three decades, helped him form the successful consulting companies. His industrial and academic experience has lead him to organize his recent endeavor on the Carbon Management field.His industrial background and expertise will be an asset in providing sound input. Best wishes to Subodh."

Neale Neelameggham,
Technical Development Scientist at US Magnesium


"Subodh was a driving force behind the Sloan Center for a Sustainable Aluminum Industry at the University of Kentucky. It was a great pleasure to partner with him on the development of the grant and get the Center off the ground. He has enormous energy and a true passion for his work, is knowledgeable, and exhibited great devotion to his employees. He is a doer and I would gladly work with him again on any project."

Paul Jarley,
Dean College of Business at UNLV


&Subodh is a leader in organizing multi-institutional R&D efforts to address technical challenges in the aluminum industry."

Qingyou Han,
Prof. at Purdue University


"I have known Subodh Das ever since he moved to Lexington over 10 years ago. He is an exceptional individual possessing rare combination of entrepreneurial, managerial, scientific, and administrative talents. He is a great benefactor of aluminum industry locally and globally. He is always nurturing the education and development of the next generation of technocrats. I highly recommend him."

Naresh Shah,
Research Professor at University of Kentucky


"I have known Subodh for 26 years. In that time, he has demonstrated leadership and passion for developing and sustaining the aluminum industry. He is a true scientist with an entrepreneurial spirit and charismatic presence. Subodh is successful at every venture and works with an extensive network of professionals within the aluminum industry. I recommend Subodh for any challenging endeavor. There is no need to wish him the best; he is the best!"

Cindy Rogers,
Several Positions, Logan Aluminum


"I dealt with during Subodh in two occasions: Once as a partner in developing aluminum products(ALCAR), when he was VP of technology for ARCO , and the second time as a customer, when he was President of SECAT. Not only was Subodh easy to work in both occasions but in any issue that developed he provided the leadership and ideas to resolve them. On a personal note, he became more than a business partner (ARCO), or supplier of results (SECAT), he became a friend and trusted colleague."

Jorge Deschapelles,
Retired Technical Mgr. Black Belt in LSS and Consultant