Mike Cox joins Koehler Associates

March 6, 2019

Mike Cox has joined Koehler Associates LLC, a six-member team providing management, marketing, product development and technical assistance to the Powder Metallurgy and related industries. Cox is said to have almost thirty years experience in the metals processing industry, and spent most of his career at Vale Inco.

He has served in senior executive positions in Canada, Europe and Asia, including as General Manager at Clydach nickel refinery and Acton precious metals refinery in the UK. In China, he oversaw the Dalian and Shenyang nickel foam plants and the JINCO Nickel Sulphate Plant. In his most recent role, he was responsible for Vale’s UK refineries, as well as the nickel refineries in Dalian (China), Matsusaka (Japan) and Kaohsiung (Taiwan).

To sustain Vale’s competitive advantage, he led the implementation of World Class Operational Excellence, culminating in the award of the Shingo Silver Medallion at the company’s refinery in Clydach, UK, making it the first UK company to achieve this standard.

In addition, he has liaised with key industry stakeholders to support the development and commercialisation of nickel-based products for a range of demanding applications in emerging market segments such as electric vehicles; aerospace and military; satellite and communication; batteries and high-value-added speciality alloys. He holds an Honours Degree in Chemistry and an MBA, both from the University of Glamorgan.

The Koehler Associates Team is said to offer a cumulative experience of nearly 150 years in the metals industry. Collectively, the team members have a blend of experience in marketing, operations, quality systems, research and development over a large range of product application areas.

Contact: [email protected]

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