Kaiser Aluminum announced a succession of executive leadership from chief executive officer Jack Hockema to current president and chief operating officer Keith Harvey.
In a news release about Harvey’s elevation to president and chief executive officer, the company noted he’s a 40-year veteran of Kaiser, employed there since 1981 when he joined as an industrial engineer before climbing the ranks to vice president of sales and marketing in 2012 and to chief operating officer in 2015.
Hockema, who will remain the Board of Director’s chairman to ensure a smooth transition, noted that Harvey’s decades in various leadership positions in the company will help him guide it forward.
Kaiser owns 12 plants in North America with a combined production capacity of approximately 272,155mt per year of aluminium products, such as rolled sheets, bars, extrusions, plates and tubes. It acquired Imperial Machine and Tool in 2018—a metal additive manufacturer that supplies material to the aerospace, defense and automotive industries.
In Q1 2020, Kaiser reported Sales of $369mn and EBITDA of $59mn.