Russ Balzer is Technical Director at the Phoenix Group providing quality and operations support to the steel industry. Presently, Russ acts as Technical Director for WorldAutoSteel, managing engineering and life cycle assessment (LCA) programs and working closely with stakeholders to improve their understanding of the impact of material choices on achieving greenhouse gas reduction objectives.
Russ acts as WorldAutoSteel’s liaison to the World Steel Association’s LCA Expert Group, which develops and aligns procedures and processes for the global steel industry. He also leads WorldAutoSteel efforts for the conversion of global automotive emissions regulations from tailpipe measurement to regulations that embrace Life Cycle thinking as the avenue to more comprehensive transport emissions mitigation.
Russ earned a BSS in Environmental Compliance from Ohio University and is a Life Cycle Assessment Certified Professional through the American Center for Life Cycle Assessment (ACLCA). In 2018, Russ was recognized for his work in the field of LCA with ACLCA’s inaugural Rising Star Award.