Tom Vert is Vice President of Manufacturing at ArcelorMittal Dofasco. He has held this position since 2014. Tom graduated from McMaster University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Engineering (Ceramic) and received his MBA in 1994 also from McMaster University. Tom joined ArcelorMittal Dofasco in 1989 and has moved through a number of positions in Steelmaking in both Technology and Operations. Tom was responsible for refractory design and selection for over 15 years and is also a distinguished life member of the UNITECR Refractory International Executive Board for The American Ceramic Society. Tom has nine published papers on refractories and has taught four different courses on refractory topics.