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Paul Riches

Head of Electrics and Automation at Primetals Technologies

Paul has been working in the metals industry for more than 30 years and has worked in the long rolling business for 25 years. Paul is a native of Sheffield, England; he completed his bachelor’s degree in Electronic Systems and Control Engineering with honors at Sheffield Hallam University in 1991. Paul joined Morgan Construction Company in 1994, where he joined the process control group, focusing on Long Product electrical control systems and mechatronic packages.

Through acquisitions Paul has worked in management positions for Siemens VAI, Siemens, Metals Technologies and has accepted positions of increased responsibility in the electrical and automation (EA) group. He is now the global business head of Primetals EA Long Rolling, coordinating the EA business in LR worldwide.

Paul is a management executive he has close customer contacts and is recognized in the long rolling community as a world leader in the control and design of long rolling mills.

Paul moved to the USA from Sheffield, England in 1994 with his family. For the past 20 years Paul has resided in Paxton, Massachusetts, in his spare time Paul enjoys the game of golf and spending time with his grandchildren.

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