People: Century Aluminum Co (CENX.OQ)
Mr. Michael A. Bless is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Century Aluminum Co. He has been Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Century Aluminum Company since December 2012; President and Chief Executive Officer since February 2012; Acting President and Chief Executive Officer from November 2011 to February 2012; Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from January 2006 to October 2011. Prior to joining Century, Mr. Bless served as the Chief Financial Officer of Rockwell Automation, Inc. and was an investment banker at Dillon, Read & Co. Mr. Bless was elected to our Board of Directors on December 4, 2012. As the only management representative on our Board, Mr. Bless provides a unique perspective in Board discussions about the business and strategic direction of the Company. Mr. Bless has an expansive knowledge of the aluminum industry and global financial conditions. Prior to joining Century, Mr. Bless held a number of senior management positions at both public and private companies and investment banks. The Board benefits from his business insights and knowledge of the Company and the market it serves.
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