Pioneers Talk #17: Leveling Up Metallurgical Services

This session of Pioneers Talk explores what it takes to make maintenance work better for the world’s steel producers. It takes a deeper look at several “hot topics”—such as the role of e-services, the reality of predictive maintenance, new contractual models for long-term partnerships, and common misconceptions about the nature of metallurgical services.

Pioneers Talk is the new video format of Primetals Technologies, focusing on informative and empowering interviews with experts in metals production and beyond. Topics extend to new advances in digitalization and automation, breakthroughs in green-production solutions, and success strategies for steel producers on all continents.

Michael Weinzinger

Michael Weinziger is many things: a second-generation Primetals Technologies employee who first came to the company in 1997 as an intern, one of only 65 company representatives to hold a “Key Expert” title, a passionate cyclist who wins almost every race, and someone who takes maintenance so seriously that he is known for fixing the bicycles of his colleagues in his spare time

Tom Widter

Tom Widter joined Primetals Technologies in 2016 and now works in the Marketing and Communications department. He is Editor-in-Chief of Metals Magazine, the company’s customer magazine, and co-host of “Pioneers Talk.” Tom cares deeply about didactics, style, branding, the future of metals, personal growth, and the Oxford comma.