Dean's Advisory Council
President, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman
Jack Hockema is President, CEO and Chairman of Kaiser Aluminum. He has served as President and CEO since 2001, and Chairman since 2006.
Previously, Mr. Hockema served as Executive Vice President of Kaiser Aluminum and President of 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 has also previously served as Vice President and President of the company's Engineered Products business unit.
Prior to joining Kaiser in 1995, Mr. Hockema was the principal in a metals industry consulting and investment advisory firm 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 in production/operations management positions at several company locations.
Mr. Hockema holds a Master of Science degree in Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, both from Purdue University.