CEO and Chairman
Jack A. Hockema is CEO and chairman of Kaiser Aluminum. Hockema has served as CEO since October 2001 and as chairman since July 2006. He also served as president from October 2001 to December 2015. Previously, he served as executive vice president of Kaiser Aluminum and presidentof Kaiser Aluminum Fabricated Products. In this capacity, he was responsible for sales and manufacturing operations for the company’s Engineered Products business unit and the Flat-Rolled Products business unit. He had also previously served as vice president and president of the Company’s Engineered Products business unit.
Prior to joining Kaiser in 1995, he was the principal in a metals industry management consulting and investment advisory firrm, and had held senior executive positions with Bohn Extruded Products, a division of Gulf+Western, and American Brass Specialty Products. In addition, he had previously been employed by Kaiser (from 1977 to 1982) in production/operations management positions at several Kaiser locations.
He holds a master of science degree in management and a bachelor of science degree in Civil Engineering, both from Purdue University.
Hockema is a member of the board of trustees of The Conference Board.