Keith Harvey is President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Harvey served as President and Chief Operating Officer from December 2015 until he was appointed to his to current position in July 2020. Mr. Harvey also served as Executive Vice President – Fabricated Products from June 2014 to December 2015. Mr. Harvey joined Kaiser in 1981 as an industrial engineer at the company’s rolling mill in West Virginia. He subsequently held increasingly responsible positions in engineering and sales at several Kaiser locations and was named a Vice President in 1994. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from West Virginia University.
John M. Donnan is Executive Vice President – Legal, Compliance and Human Resources. He joined the company in 1993 as Associate Corporate Counsel, was named Deputy General Counsel in 2000 and General Counsel in 2007. In May 2012 Mr. Donnan was named to his current position managing the company’s corporate legal, compliance, internal audit, environmental, safety and quality functions. Prior to joining Kaiser, Mr. Donnan was an associate in the Corporate/Securities section of the Houston, Texas, office of Chamberlain Hrdlicka. He holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law and Bachelor of Business Administration degrees in finance and accounting from Texas Tech University. He is a member of the Texas and California bars.
Melinda C. Ellsworth is Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications. Ms. Ellsworth joined Kaiser in 2008 as Vice President, Treasurer, and was named to her current position in 2015. Prior to joining Kaiser, Ms. Ellsworth was Vice President, Treasurer and Investor Relations at HNI Corporation, a leading provider of office furniture and hearth products. Previously, she served in several roles with Sunbeam Corporation, ending her tenure as Vice President, International Finance and Treasury. Additionally, Ms. Ellsworth has over a decade of experience in commercial banking. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from St. Bonaventure University and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).
Jennifer Huey is Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. Ms. Huey joined Kaiser Aluminum in 2014 as Director, Consolidation and External Reporting and was named to her current position in early 2019. Prior to joining Kaiser, Ms. Huey was the SEC Reporting Manager at Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. Previously, she served as Manager in the Assurance and Advisory Business Service group of Ernst & Young LLP. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Science degree in Accountancy from the University of Virginia. Ms. Huey is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Mark R. Krouse is Vice President of Human Resources. Mr. Krouse joined Kaiser in 2013 and has more than 35 years of experience in human resources. Prior to joining Kaiser, Mr. Krouse was Vice President, Human Resources of Samsung C&T Engineering and Construction, Americas. Mr. Krouse was also Adjunct Professor of California State University, Fullerton. In addition, Mr. Krouse held various human resources positions, including Vice President, Human Resources, with Fluor Corporation. He holds a Master of Science degree in International Administration and a Bachelor of International Relations degree, both from the University of Southern California.
Courtney R. B. Lynn is Vice President and Treasurer. Prior to joining Kaiser Aluminum in 2018, Ms. Lynn held finance positions of increasing responsibility at Coeur Mining, Inc., most recently serving as Vice President, Investor Relations and Treasurer. Ms. Lynn has over a decade of experience in several commercial and investment banking roles with JP Morgan, Bear Stearns and Goldman Sachs. Ms. Lynn currently serves as a member of the ICE Benchmark Administration Precious Metals Oversight Committee, which has a central and important role in the oversight and governance of the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) Gold and Silver benchmarks. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics from the New York University Stern School of Business.
Ray Parkinson, Ph.D. is Senior Vice President – Advanced Engineering. Dr. Parkinson joined the company in 1986 as technical director for extruded products and was named to his current position in January 2020. He has more than 30 years of experience having held a variety of leadership positions in operations, quality control, engineering and research and development across diverse manufacturing environments. Dr. Parkinson has a Ph.D. in metallurgy as well as Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Engineering from Imperial College in the United Kingdom and a Master of Business Administration degree from St. Mary’s College CA. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.
Brant Weaver is Vice President – Strategic Development. He joined the company in 2006 as a Kaiser Production System Manager and has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility which include National Product Manager – Soft Alloy Extrusions, Director – Aerospace Sales, Senior Director – Kaiser Production System and Vice President – Soft Alloy Manufacturing. In January 2020, Mr. Weaver was named to his current position overseeing the company’s corporate strategic initiatives. Prior to joining Kaiser, Mr. Weaver was an Associate Vice President at National City Bank. Prior to National City Bank, he was the Quality Manager at Lincoln Financial Group. Mr. Weaver holds a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science with a major in Accounting from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Neal West is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. West joined Kaiser Aluminum in 2008 as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer and was named to his current position in early 2019. Prior to joining Kaiser, Mr. West was Vice President and Principal Accounting Officer at Gateway, Inc. Prior to Gateway, he served in several roles over 19 years with Neptune Orient Lines/APL, one of the world’s largest container shipping and logistics companies. He holds a Master of Science degree in information systems from Roosevelt University and a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and business administration from Illinois State University. Mr. West is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.
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