Cocran, Kirk Brief Description
International consultant to the aluminium industry with experience in the USA and Russia. Former cell room manager/superintendent/general foreman for Kaiser Aluminum and Noranda Aluminum with more than 30 years of primary aluminum experience and support services and 7 years in the precipitation & calcination processes in the alumina industry.

Extensive knowledge in Project Management, Cell Technology (Prebake &Soderberg), Cell Room Operation, Material Handling, Alumina Precipitation and Calcination Processes. Skilled in training work teams, process trouble-shooting support and improvements, and far-reaching experience in cell start-up and restarts.

Has a deep understanding of a wide range of technologies with proven results in process control, operations, efficiencies, material handling and quality control. Utilized the Lean/Six Sigma methodologies (DMAIC projects, Kaizen events, and 5S principles) using an organizationís teams, to derive at the most cost effective and lowest risk solutions.