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Need to Know

Need to Know

October 18, 2017| by Steve Lawrence

Bankrupt Company into an Industry Powerhouse

How Jack Hockema turned Kaiser around in 15 years

Jack Hockema, CEO of Kaiser Aluminum, a keynote speaker at this year’s Aluminum Products Division Conference, did market positioning, cost cutting and productivity improvement the right way. He will share his lessons learned and best […] Read More

October 18, 2017| by Steve Lawrence

A Changing World Order

As the U.S. retrenches, two unpredictable superpowers emerge.

At this year’s Aluminum Products Division Conference, top international consultant, Anja Manuel, will describe “the profound impact” on domestic and international aluminum and steel as the world changes. Her business partners are former Secretary of […] Read More

September 27, 2017| by Steve Lawrence

Time for a Wake-Up Call

Global threats and the right people to meet them

If you are looking for both reassurance and hard-nosed caution about this country’s abilities to meet the multiple, fast moving, and dangerous global challenges ahead, you’ve got to listen to retired U.S Marine four star […] Read More

September 27, 2017| by Steve Lawrence

Industry Bright Spots

Optimistic execs point to high tech business solutions, quality recruiting, and a steady economy

This year’s Economic Summit executive panel was optimistic not only about the economy, but also because of the tech and human resources strategies they are developing. They do see steady strength in the economy, but […] Read More