Dr. Ray D. Peterson is Director of Technology for Aleris International. Prior to the merger, Ray was Vice President of Technology for IMCO Recycling, Inc. which he joined in 1997. Ray also worked for 13 years in a series of positions for Corporate Research and Development of Reynolds Metals Company. Ray received his B.S. Metallurgical Engineering Degree from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (1980), and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Metallurgy from the University of Utah.
Dr. Peterson was the 2009-2010 President of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society. He was Light Metals Division chair from 2004 to 2007. In 2000, he served as Chair of the TMS Aluminum Committee and was Editor of Light Metals, 2000. Ray was Co-organizer of the 3rd International Symposium on Recycling of Metals and Engineered Materials in 1995 and co-editor of the proceedings for that symposium. He has been an invited speaker at a number of technical conferences related to aluminum processing and has been an instructor for internal Aleris training classes. He also serves as an Industrial Advisor to several Metallurgy / Materials Science Departments.