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MSA Engages Industry Veteran to Provide Melting Expertise to its Blending Optimization Clients
Jun. 14, 2012
Management Science Associates, Inc.'s (MSA) Metals and Advanced Manufacturing Division has announced that industry veteran Stan Staron has agreed to provide consulting services to MSA's Blending Optimization Software Suite™ (BOSS) clients. Mr. Staron will assist MSA's BOSS clients in configuring and setting up the system and effectively utilization the least-cost charge makeup, alloy additions, purchase planning and other features of the system.
"With 35 years of proven leadership in steel industry practices, Mr. Staron brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in melting, refining, charge makeup, raw material management, process improvement and cost-cutting strategies to MSA's BOSS clientele," stated Patrick Gallagher, MSA's Metals and Advanced Manufacturing Division Vice President. "Mr. Staron will assist our clients in more efficiently using our BOSS product from a practical operational perspective."
Mr. Staron has held the positions of General Manager of Melting, Melting Manager, Melt Training Manager, General Foreman of Operations & Materials, AOD Process Control Foreman and Lab Supervisor, among others, during his tenure at stainless and specialty metals production facilities in the U.S. Throughout his career, Mr. Staron has used a number of blending optimization programs that saved millions of dollars in raw material costs for his companies.
Available in client-server and Internet-based application service provider (ASP) versions, MSA's BOSS determines the least-cost combination of raw materials required to produce a given heat, lineup or production schedule, taking into account all of the various chemical, operating and quality constraints. The software suite also includes an alloy-addition calculator and a purchase-planning feature.
Based in Pittsburgh, Pa., MSA's Metals and Advanced Manufacturing Division specializes in providing complete turnkey computer systems, process control and modeling services, system design and facility-wide management systems to a variety of process and manufacturing industries. In addition to automating steel works, the group also provides information management - business intelligence-based systems, including the Raw Material Data Aggregation Service™ (RMDAS), a price and volume discovery system for ferrous scrap, and the technology and hosting of the AIST Process Benchmarker (APB) service, an operational parameter benchmarking service sponsored by the Association for Iron & Steel Technology.
Management Science Associates, Inc.