IRVINE, California, April 28, 2014 – McDermott & Bull, a Southern California-based retained executive search firm, announced the successful appointment of Mr. Douglas Durrant as Chief Information Officer (CIO) with Kaiser Aluminum Corporation (Nasdaq: KĀLU) based in Foothill Ranch, California.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Bill Brewer, Principal Consultant at McDermott & Bull Executive Search. According to Mr. Brewer, “Mr. Durrant was among a prestigious group of candidates that our team identified for Kaiser Aluminum. In partnering with Kaiser Aluminum, we were very pleased to complete this engagement in less than 90 days. Mr. Durrant is an IT leader with outstanding domestic and international experience in manufacturing environments. He has a track record focused on driving operational efficiencies, regulatory compliance, and innovation. Mr. Durrant’s knowledge in manufacturing, engineering, quality, reliability, supply chain, and finance will serve him well with Kaiser Aluminum”.

Prior to Mr. Durrant’s appointment to Kaiser Aluminum, he served as the Vice President of Global Technology for Universal Electronics. Mr. Durrant has also served Edwards Lifesciences as a Senior Director of Global Technology and Operations, and also held a variety of progressive leadership roles at Western Digital where he last served as Senior Director of Technology, Architecture and Operations.

Mr. Durrant earned his Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Utah.

About Kaiser Aluminum Corporation

Kaiser Aluminum Corporation (, headquartered in Foothill Ranch, Calif., is a leading producer of semi-fabricated specialty aluminum products, serving customers worldwide with highly-engineered solutions for aerospace and high-strength, general engineering, and custom automotive and industrial applications. The Company’s North American facilities produce value-added sheet, plate, extrusions, rod, bar, tube and wire products, adhering to traditions of quality, innovation and service that have been key components of its culture since the Company was founded in 1946. The Company’s stock is included in the Russell 2000® index and the S&P Small Cap 600® index.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull, Inc. ( is a retained executive search firm headquartered in Irvine, California. The firm serves both public and privately held clients in a variety of industries and functional areas. McDermott & Bull has developed expertise in fields including Aerospace & Defense, Technology, Financial Services, Consumer Products, Industrial Manufacturing, Restaurants/Retail, Entertainment, Food Manufacturing, Healthcare and Life Sciences, the Engineering & Construction / Building Industry, Professional Services, and other areas. Founded by Rod McDermott and Chris Bull, the firm specializes in recruiting difficult-to-find and critical senior level talent for its clients. McDermott & Bull has worked with a large number of prestigious clients including Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Western Digital, Golden State Foods, Kaiser Aluminum, Maxwell Technologies, Kraco Enterprises, Google, Ducommun, AECOM, Newport Corporation, Panda Restaurant Group, Honda Center/Anaheim Ducks, Comerica Bank, Union Bank, and the Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans.