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Stephen Riddle

Asbury Graphite Mills Inc.

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Asbury Graphite Mills CEO Stephen Riddle, widely regarded as an expert in the graphite and carbon industry, is the fourth-generation leader of the privately owned company. Founded in New Jersey in 1895, Asbury Graphite is a processor and supplier of all types of granular and powder natural and synthetic graphite, petroleum and metallurgical cokes, anthracite coal, carbon black, carbon fibers and other inert materials. Joining the company as territory sales manager in June of 1979, Riddle progressed to assistant sales manager (1984), sales and export marketing manager (1986), president (1995) and, in January 2011, to CEO. Riddle, who attended Lafayette College and Deerfield Academy, is a member of the Electrochemical Society, ASM International, the Casting Industry Supplier Association, American Foundry Society and American Powder Metal Institute.




Recent Interviews

How to Vet Graphite Investments: Stephen Riddle (2/18/14) Stephen Riddle, CEO of Asbury Graphite Mills Inc., has been in the business long enough to have seen companies come and go, sometimes more than once. He brings a realist's perspective to this Mining Report interview, and explains the questions he asks himself, as an investor, at each stage of mine development. He also comments on the supply-and-demand picture, and names the characteristics of his ideal graphite mine.

Don't Tip the Balance on Graphite Supply: Stephen Riddle (5/29/12) Asbury Carbons CEO Stephen Riddle, the fourth-generation Riddle to run the 118-year-old company that bills itself as "the world's carbon and graphite source," is delighted to see sources of natural graphite resurfacing outside of China now that the commodity's price justifies investment in exploration and production. However, in this exclusive interview with The Critical Metals Report, Riddle tells us he's not convinced the buzz about exploding demand is justified—in fact, he worries overzealous producers may tip the balance toward too much supply.

Recent Quotes

"EGZ is determining its expected footprint; when that is determined, the company can calculate realistic selling prices." (2/18/14) Energizer Resources Inc. - The Mining Report Interview with Stephen Riddle Moreá>

"SJL has some veins in which the percentage of graphite is quite high." (2/18/14) Saint Jean Carbon Inc. - The Mining Report Interview with Stephen Riddle Moreá>

"I'd like to congratulate the management of FMS for obtaining an offtake agreement." (2/18/14) Focus Graphite Inc. - The Mining Report Interview with Stephen Riddle Moreá>

"SGH has picked up claims in Quebec, [which] produces good-quality graphite." (5/29/12) Standard Graphite Corp. - The Critical Metals Report Interview with Stephen Riddle Moreá>

"I like NGC's deposit at Bissett Creek, Ontario." (5/29/12) Northern Graphite Corporation - The Critical Metals Report Interview with Stephen Riddle Moreá>

"EGZ has found some good deposits in Madagascar." (5/29/12) Energizer Resources Inc. - The Critical Metals Report Interview with Stephen Riddle Moreá>



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