Nth Cycle, a metal processing and recycling technology company based in Beverly, Massachusetts, has announced that Edward Meir, a commodities analyst and president of the Commodity Research Group in Connecticut, will join its board of directors.
According to a news release from Nth Cycle, Meir has more than 35 years of experience in the commodities and metals industries. The company says he will guide its strategy as it expands its metal processing operations across North America.
“Edward Meir has an unparalleled ability to see the big picture in trends in commodities markets,” says Megan O’Connor, CEO of Nth Cycle. “With Ed joining Nth Cycle’s board of directors, we’re now the beneficiary of decades of market experience and have gained a powerful ally in helping to shape the future of the critical mineral supply chain.”
Meir began his career as a commodities analyst with Drexel Burnham Lambert leading the firm's research on sugar, coffee and cocoa. He was then recruited by Trans World Metals to trade aluminum, tin and steel.
Meir founded his own metals consultancy, Commodities Research Group, in 1993. His agency has led research on precious and base metals for several firms, including MF Global, StoneX and ED&F Man Capital.
Nth Cycle says Fastmarkets AMM awarded Meir its highest ranking for the most accurate forecaster in the LME metals in five of the last ten years and he attained a top-five ranking in precious metals in four of the past six years.
“The metal markets have changed a lot over the past few decades,” Meir says. “It was clear to me that recovered metals and minerals are poised to become a major input to the energy supply chains, and Nth Cycle is well-positioned to be the leader in this sector, which is why I am excited to be associated with this venture.”