Steel Insights receives approval from the United States Patent and Trademark Office

17 February 2015

Steel Insights, LLC announced that on December 30th 2014 it received confirmation from the United States Patent and Trademark Office of registration of Steel Insights, LLC for exclusive use in the USA for two classes of service:

Class 35 (US CLS 100, 101 and 102): Business strategy assessment services, market research, business management consulting, and pricing forecast services in the field of metals and Class 36 (US CLS 100, 101 and 102): Providing financial assessments to executive management teams; financial management consulting services.

This includes price analysis, price forecasting, econometric modeling and strategic consulting in the metals industry.

Steel-Insights, LLC was founded in 2012 by Becky E. Hites, a former Wall Street executive with extensive metals industry experience who spent the past decade as a Director/ Managing Director/Managing Partner with Peter Marcus at World Steel Dynamics. The company is a boutique consulting firm focused on providing highly specialized services to clients in the metals, mining and manufacturing industries.

The company was formed to assist executive management teams navigate the noise of battle by more effectively managing the abundant resources available and harnessing those resources to explore thought provoking and penetrating issues in order to magnify the pivotal decisions required for the long term success of their companies in arguably tough industries that must survive challenging cycles, ie training and empowering submarine commanders.

Miss Hites has worked in the manufacturing industry from many angles giving her a unique and multi-dimensional perspective including:
A. As an equity analyst at a regionally recognized brokerage firm owned by a Fortune 100 company;
B. In private M&A at a globally recognized engineering consulting group known for its developments in retail logistics and point-of-sale information capture systems;
C. In late stage project finance with a German-based global bank;
D. Business plan development with a boutique NY investment bank;
E. Equity analysis at a major bank with a multi-year ranked Institutional Investor metals analyst; and
F. For the past decade doing global data management and consulting with steel industry guru Peter Marcus of World Steel Dynamics.

While at Robinson Humphrey (from 1986-1996), the metals team was recognized for their expertise in forecasting earnings by the Wall Street Journal (which required accurate company cost modeling and industry price and volume forecasting).

Miss Hites has worked with teams that have arranged financing for consolidating businesses building on an established platform as well as valued and helped divest non-strategic pieces of mature businesses. We've developed and reviewed countless business plans for management teams as well as public and private company boards, both in the USA and around the world. We believe we are uniquely positioned to provide an unbiased analysis of a current situation and develop a multi-pronged strategy for achieving one's goals.