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Serge Despinasse

Aluminium Technology and IT Director at Fives

Graduate Engineer from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne, 1988

Professional background:
Involved with the aluminium industry since 1989; I started my career at the LRF research and development laboratory of Aluminium Pechiney, where I contributed to the design and development of AP Technology cells. 
I also occupied positions as reduction R&D engineer and as engineering advisor on Greenfield and modernization projects, including investment evaluation, in the Alcan then Rio Tinto Alcan group.
Within the Fives ECL company between 2009 and 2017, I occupied the role of R&D Department Manager, where in accordance with the strategy of the Aluminium Division of the Fives Group, I supervised the development of equipment used in aluminium smelters.
In 2017, I took the position of Technology and IT Director of the Aluminium Division of the Fives group.

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