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Mr Blumenfeld is the head of Market Analytics for IHS Markit's Coal, Metals and Mining (CMM) division, which provides daily coverage of coal and steel production to numerous clients in both the United States and overseas. CMM's core strength is its strong understanding of financial components along with the regulatory and logistical mechanisms that affect industry direction and investment. Mr. Blumenfeld brings over thirty years of experience to IHS Markit after spending most of his carrier at Arch Coal, Inc. (now Arch Resources, LLC.) where he served in numerous capacities in market research and strategy.
He advised all departments at the company regarding domestic and international coal supply, demand, transportation, regulatory analysis, litigation support and pricing. In addition to internal clients, he presented his findings at numerous conferences and seminars. For about two years, Mr. Blumenfeld was a senior research consultant with Resource Data International (now Platts) in Boulder, Colorado where he authored an extensive study on Central Appalachia coal supply and demand.
Mr. Blumenfeld also wrote numerous articles for industry publications. Additionally, he served as Chairman of the National Mining Association's Economic Committee and was President of the American Coal Council. Mr. Blumenfeld earned his MBA from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and a BS in Geology from Denison University in Granville, Ohio and completed his geological field studies at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona.