Indium Corporation’s Donna Vareha-Walsh, Director, Metals Business Unit, shared her industry expertise at the June Argus US Specialty Metals conference in Chicago, Illinois, USA. 

Vareha-Walsh presented Assessing the Minor Metals Market for Small Electronics, which included discussion on global supply and demand trends for indium. She also identified the driving forces behind price control and potential supply disruption. 

The Argus US Specialty Metals is a North American conference that focuses on rare earths and minor metals from supply to application. Attendees consist of value chain stakeholders, including metals producers, traders, manufacturers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and service and solution providers.

Vareha-Walsh is responsible for the sourcing of critical raw materials such as indium, gallium, germanium, tin, silver, and other products and services that support Indium Corporation’s manufacturing operations, as well as the trading of metals and sales of reclaim services for Indium Corporation’s Korean operation. She has more than 15 years of metals market experience from numerous roles and responsibilities, including Director of Global Procurement for a global premium alloy company, and Director of Metallurgical Operations and Procurement for a global tungsten-based business. She also has experience in finance as a Business Unit Controller, sales expertise as Director of Sales and New Business Development Manager, and has participated in metals recycling and scrap/reclaim markets. Vareha-Walsh earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Duquesne University and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), holds certificates in leadership development and manufacturing excellence, and has a Lean Green Belt.

Indium Corporation is a premier materials manufacturer and supplier to the global electronics, semiconductor, thin-film, and thermal management markets. Products include solders and fluxes; brazes; thermal interface materials; sputtering targets; indium, gallium, germanium, and tin metals and inorganic compounds; and NanoFoil®. Founded in 1934, the company has global technical support and factories located in China, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the USA.

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