Marc Gillis
Strategic Account Manager,
Rockwell Automation

How Digitization Will Help to Achieve Carbon Free Aluminium Making

In today’s aluminium industry we are facing challenges to meet Paris Agreements. Aluminium is made with too much carbon exhaust gasses as a by-product.

This due to the high electricity consumption, the making and use of carbon anodes as well as the traffic of goods that is ran by fossil fuel driven technology. All these technologies can be modified and existing technologies can be altered to make our world cleaner. But it will take efforts and precise, digitized measurements and reporting that help us to make the right decisions.


Marc Gillis has a long term experience with Aluminium Smelters all over Europe, Middle East and Africa. He assists Aluminium Smelters, EPC's and OEM's to help creating a long term vision on technology implementation and maintenance, and on related processes and change management. The Digital impact on the Aluminium Industry is one of his key focuses.

Marc Gillis is leading a team that helps customers with the acquisition, development and co-ordination of the delivery of smart, safe and sustainable production solutions. His team works with businesses that want to increase output and improve efficiency.

After graduating as Engineer in Automation, Electronics and Computer Science, Marc started his career in ABB and joined Rockwell Automation in 2004, covering different roles as consultant, smelter project manager, sales and industry leader in EMEA.

Marc brings more than 34 years of experience in Metals industry, Rockwell Automation deliver high quality automation platforms, leading edge technology and solutions from extraction through processing plant and machine builders. High attention is always on new and emerging technologies, and finding new ways that help to improve operational efficiencies, maximise yield recoveries, meet regulatory requirements, and maintain safe or zero-harm environments.