About the founder

Hansen Metallurgical Services (HMS) founder, Jamie Hansen, is an industrial entrepreneur that has extensive expertise in both the steel and carbon industries. Mr. Hansen also has extensive process expertise in EAF Steel Manufacturing.

Created HMS to provide services to EAF Process areas and expertise in the
graphite industry.

Mr. Hansen was the co-founder and CEO of SANGRAF International, Incorporated. www.sangrafinternational.com SANGRAF International is a company based in Cleveland, Ohio that manufactures and markets Graphite
Electrodes to EAF Steelmakers around the globe. Mr. Hansen led the startup and global growth of SANGRAF’s graphite electrode products to customers around the globe.

Prior to SANGRAF, Mr. Hansen served as an independent contractor that
provided service and expertise in Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) steel manufacturing based on nearly 20 years of experience in managing EAF based steel manufacturing plants.

In 2010 and 2011, Jamie was the Melting Plant Manager for Charter Steel Cleveland division, an EAF based manufacturer of special bar quality steel for the cold heading and automotive business. Prior to Charter, Jamie was the Works Manager at TAMCO Steel (now Gerdau Long Steel, Rancho), a steel mini-mill in Southern California that recycles scrap steel into concrete reinforcing bar. Jamie joined TAMCO in 2003 as the melting general supervisor. In 2004 he was promoted to Melt Shop Manager, and in 2006 to Works Manager.

Jamie started his career in the steel industry in 1994 with North Star Steel (now Gerdau Long Steel). He held various operations management positions in rolling, maintenance, melting, and casting operations while working at the company’s St. Paul, Minnesota plant.

Co-Inventor of IoTrode. Now part of the AMI Automation Smart Furnace System.