Aluminium Technology and IT Director at Fives
Graduated Engineer from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne in 1988, Serge Despinasse has been involved with the aluminium industry since 1989. He started his career in a R&D laboratory of Aluminium Pechiney, where he contributed to the design and development of reduction cells. He then occupied various engineering positions in relation with aluminium smelter development or modernisation, including investment evaluation. Within the Fives ECL company between 2009 and 2017, he held the role of R&D Department Manager, where he supervised the development of key equipment used in aluminium smelters. By mid-2017, he took the position of Technology and IT Director of the Fives Aluminium Division.