Demas Soliman (’17) is working as a Project Manager at American Iron & Metal (AIM) in Hamilton, Ontario. A global leader in the metal recycling industry, AIM recycles metals like iron, copper, stainless steel, and aluminum.
“My main role is to plan, execute, and finalize building different types of recycling plants within the company,” Soliman said.
Soliman noted that AIM is currently building an 8,000-horsepower motor-driven plant to shredder cars and buses and separate ferrous or magnetic materials from non-ferrous materials.
“My role also includes working with the city and province to obtain permits for building and operations,” Soliman said. “During the permit process, we survey the community, gather feedback and maintain expected environment standards according to the city and province.”
As a Clinton School student, traveled to the Philippines to evaluate Heifer International’s Community Agro-Vet Entrepreneurship program as part of his International Public Service Project. He worked with Hands Along the Nile Development Services to evaluate the training for its Young Entrepreneurs Program as part of his final Capstone project.
A native of Alexandria, Egypt, Soliman said that his experiences at the Clinton School helped prepare him for his position with AIM.
“My Field Research class helped with surveying the community, in addition to using my focus group skills to lead community open meetings about our project,” Soliman said. “Dr. Standerfer taught us different communication goal-focused skills that helped us define the true issues and provide alternative solutions so that the community would be comfortable with the project.”
Soliman, a native of Alexandria, Egypt, is a graduate of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville with a degree in mechanical engineering.
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