Our Team

Stephanie Ritenbaugh

Stephanie Ritenbaugh is a reporter for Recycled Metals Update. She is an experienced business journalist, holding a variety of positions for trade publications and newspapers, including covering shale development for Gas Business Briefing/Platts and for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. She can be reached at stephanie.ritenbaugh@crugroup.com or +1 724-759-7868.

Stephen Miller

Stephen Miller started his career in the scrap metal industry in 1978 at Luria Brothers in Cleveland. Over the last 40+ years, he has worked in all capacities in the trading business. He has had positions in both domestic and international scrap trading. In addition to scrap, Miller was at the forefront of the pig iron trade and established a pig iron distribution company under the name of Ferrosource, Inc. Most recently, Miller has concentrated on the scrap export market and regularly does consulting for several companies in the industry.

Lindsay Hilton

Lindsay has nearly 20 years of experience in writing, editing, marketing, business development, social media, and brand management.

In 2018 she joined RefComm, which provides an essential community forum for oil refineries and gas plants around the world. As organizers of industry leading conferences, RefComm supports knowledge sharing and operational excellence. CRU acquired RefComm in Nov 2019, and we are excited to bring her skills to support the RMU recycled metals community.

Gabriella Vagnini

Gabriella Vagnini is a senior editor and reporter for Recycled Metals Update. She has been in the metals industry for 16 years. Starting out in management at Metro International, she turned to trading LME metal at Triland (a Mitsubishi company). Vagnini returned to Metro International as the Chief Commercial Officer and became a board member of the LME warehousing committee. She honed her focus and ignited a passion for recycled metals, ultimately ascending to the role of VP of Trading.  Vagnini’s motto is “In Every Piece of Recycled Metal Lies the Potential for Progress!” 

Luis Corona

Luis Corona is a Senior Account Executive with Recycled Metals Update. Luis has held various sales positions in the real estate, steel, and market intelligence industries. Most recently he was an account manager at a major steel tube and pipe suppler, and an account executive with a metal market information provider. Luis lends his industry experience to his sales consults to ensure our clients have solutions that drive value for their organizations. He can be reached at luis.corona@crugroup.com or +1 724-221-9997

John Ball

John started his career in the US Navy which eventually lead to leadership roles in the nuclear energy and semiconductor industries. For the past decade, he has been the President of CRU’s North American region, driving initiatives like the Emissions Analysis Tool which provides an independent comparison of emissions across global commodity producers. John actively engages with industry associations, emphasizing the US’s leadership in emissions reduction, powered by a robust domestic scrap industry.

Kaylee Turner

Kaylee brings a dynamic marketing background with global experience, having started her career in Sydney, Australia. From fine jewelry marketing to advertising and account management, she has excelled in diverse roles. Currently serving as a content administrator at CRU Group, Kaylee is passionate about fostering connections among colleagues, creating a seamless and enjoyable work environment.