Rare Metals

Neo Rare Metals produces, reclaims, refines and markets high value niche metals and their compounds. These include tantalum, niobium, hafnium, rhenium, gallium and indium.

The advanced industrial materials that Neo Rare Metals produces for its customers are used in a variety of end-use applications ranging from wireless technologies, LED lighting and flat panel displays to turbine, solar, steel additives, and electronic applications, among others.

Our rare metals business is truly global, serving customers across North America, Europe, and Asia. We have production facilities in Quapaw, Oklahoma in the United States; Peterborough, Ontario, Canada; Sagard, Germany; Hyeongok Industrial Zone in South Korea; Sillamäe, Estonia; and Hejin, China.

Rare Metals Applications

Superalloys for Aerospace
Medical Imaging
Flat Panel Displays
Wireless Technologies
LED Lighting
Steel Additives
Electronics Applications

Neo Rare Metals Leadership

Mohamad El-Mahmoud, Executive Vice President

Mr. El-Mahmoud is a German national who left his role as business unit leader for a leading global fluid power solutions provider to lead the Rare Metals business unit of Neo. He held successively senior positions with that provider which included: (i) establishing production facilities; (ii) driving the transformation of a product offering from pure internal combustion engine (ICE) to hybrid and battery electric vehicle (BEV) technology; and (iii) overseeing 75 engineers as General Manager of the European Technical Center in Germany. Mr. El-Mahmoud has held senior leadership positions in Business Development, Engineering and Operations in various regions including North America, Europe and China.  He began his career as an automotive powertrain systems designer with a power transmission belts and fluid power products provider and over the course of seven years, he played a pivotal role in expanding the company’s operations in Asia by establishing multiple plants and engineering centers in Shanghai, Seoul, and Chennai. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautics and Space Engineering from the Aachen University of Applied Science.


Contacts For Gallium Products


Phone: (81) 3-6276-8883
Contact: Yuichiro Kawakami
Email: sales-rm-jp@neomaterials.com


Seong-Woo Bae
Phone: (82) 31-682-0083
Email: sales-rm-kr@neomaterials.com


Tian Xiong
Phone: (86) 10-5825-7081
Email: sales-rm-cn@neomaterials.com


North America, Europe & All Other Regions

Todd Hall
Phone: (01) 435-678-2734
Email: sales-rm-na@neomaterials.com

Brandon Taylor
Phone: (01) 985-789-9556
Email: sales-rm-na@neomaterials.com

Michael Robart
Phone: (01) 705-755-0159 ext. 260
Email: sales-rm-na@neomaterials.com