Lazar Anode Technologies

Chief Executive Officer

Rick Lazarou - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Rick Lazarou

Rick Lazarou holds a master's degree in material science from Melbourne University in Australia. Prior to establishing Axaeon Enterprises GmbH, Rick was employed at Comalco Limited, a major Australian integrated aluminum company owned by Rio Tinto, for 14 years, within its R&D and Aluminum plant smelting divisions. Rick managed the materials group where he led a group of dedicated professional engineers and scientists into research, where among other things, was aimed at evaluating degradation mechanisms in traditional ring-type furnaces. This work and successive aluminum smelter site assignments led to the investigation of the new carbon anode baking manufacturing process designed to eliminate the costly operation associated with existing technologies. In 1997, Rick left Rio Tinto to establish Axaeon Enterprises GmbH, and entered into a Deed of Assignment, which gave him unrestricted rights to further pursue the continuous CBF concept.