Mark V. Kaminski

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Mark V. Kaminski
CEO (retired) Commonwealth Industries Inc.

Mark V. Kaminski is retired from his full time role as President and Chief Executive Officer of Commonwealth Industries, Inc. CII is a leading manufacturer of innovative electrical wiring products through its Alflex operations in California, and one of North America’s leading manufacturers of aluminum sheet for the distribution, transportation, construction and consumer durables end-use markets. The Company has direct-chill casting facilities in Kentucky - one of the largest mutli-purpose aluminum rolling mills in North America - and continuous cast minimills in Ohio and California. Mark became President of Commonwealth Aluminum in April 1991 after serving as Vice President and General Manager of Operations. Mark Kaminski is a professional non-executive director and former Director and CEO of a US manufacturing company which he grew from $US240 million to $2.5 billion in sales. Mark had extensive early experience in manufacturing and sales. His later experience in business leadership included extensive change leadership, turning around an under-performing company and driving significant business growth.?

Mark is a graduate of Indiana University and Harvard University Graduate School of Business. He has worked in an industrial environment since high school and during summers while attending college. Mark has performed the roles of machine operator, maintenance, supervision, production control and inventory management. He joined Anaconda and ARCO Aluminum, based in Louisville, Kentucky, and held several positions in sales, marketing and operations management. Mark was assigned to the project team to start-up the $600 million rolling mill in Logan County, Kentucky with the start-up phase being completed in June 1987. This facility is recognized today as the highest quality and lowest cost can stock producer in the world; with approximately 40% market share of the aluminum beverage can business. Due to his business and civic contributions, Mark has been recognized as a member of the Honorable Role of Kentucky Colonels.?

Mark is an active board member for: Reliance Steel and Aluminum based in Los Angeles, CA; Graniterock based in Watsonville, CA and the Matthew Kelly Foundation in Cincinnati, OH.

Mark is engaged in independent consulting for both profit and non-profit organizations. A brief and abridged overview of the broad range of clients include: The USA Department of Defense, New Zealand metals and mining, Pharmacetical processing and a Louisville, Ky based addiction crisis center. Mark provides a series of models and workshops that assist management in an overall improvement in organizational effectiveness.

Degrees and certifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Science - major Business, minor Science - Indiana University, United States, 1977
  • Advanced Management Degree - Harvard Business School, Massachusetts United States, 1994

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Major organizations and consulting firms that provide Requisite Organization-based services

A global association of academics, managers, and consultants that focuses on spreading RO implementation practices and encouraging their use
Dr. Gerry Kraines, the firms principal, combines Harry Levinson's leadership frameworks with Elliott Jaques's Requisite Organization. He worked closely with Jaques over many years, has trained more managers in these methods than anyone else in the field, and has developed a comprehensive RO-based software for client firms.
Founded as an assessment consultancy using Jaques's CIP methods, the US-based firm expanded to talent pool design and management, and managerial leadership practice-based work processes
Former RO-experienced CEO, Ron Harding, provides coaching to CEOs of start-ups and small and medium-size companies that are exploring their own use of RO concepts.  His role is limited, temporary and coordinated with the RO-based consultant working with the organization
Ron Capelle is unique in his multiple professional certifications, his implementation of RO concepts through well designed organization development methods, and his research documenting the effectiveness of his firm's interventions
A Toronto requisite organization-based consultancy with a wide range of executive coaching, training, organization design and development services.
A Sweden-based consultancy, Enhancer practices time-span based analysis, executive assessment, and provides due diligence diagnosis to investors on acquisitions.
Founded by Gillian Stamp, one of Jaques's colleagues at Brunel, the firm modified Jaques;s work-levels, developed the Career Path Appreciation method, and has grown to several hundred certified assessors in aligned consulting firms world-wide recently expanding to include organization design
Requisite Organization International Institute distributes Elliott Jaques's books, papers, and videos and provides RO-based training to client organizations