Matthieu Arlettaz holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and Mechanics. He developed his IT skills through continuous education. He joined R&D Carbon in 2002 as baking furnace process engineer. After years of development of automation, IT systems and baking furnace startups, he became responsible for carbon production in China. He leads R&D Carbon’s activities for the trader Aminco through carbon plant process optimization, quality control and customer services. His goal is the export of Swiss quality anodes made in China to the western world. He acts as director of the ICSOBA conference committee. His large industrial knowledge in optimization of carbon production gives him a broad understanding of raw materials and anode production processes.