Dr. Cappel holds a doctoral degree in ferrous metallurgical engineering from RWTH Aachen in Aachen, Germany. Dr. Cappel has more than 20 years of experience working in iron- and steelmaking facilities. His responsibilities included management of the blast furnace process, the BOF and secondary treatment processes, raw material procurement, steelmaking research and development and overall steelmaking production. Throughout his career, he has been an active proponent for fundamental education of individuals in the steel industry. He has provided instruction to many of his employees while in steel production. Currently, as a consultant in the steel industry, one of the primary benefits to his customers is the education of their employees in producing steel efficiently in a safe, sustainable environment.