Michael Cochran

Executive Director of Operations

Mr. Cochran has been in the mining, material processing and logistics business for 24 years. Before joining USSM Mr. Cochran was Vice President of Operations – Oil and Gas for U.S. Silica a global leader in minerals and logistics, where he completed numerous capital projects, including plant expansions and new plant startups along with overseeing corporate Operations Excellence and serving on the Risk Committee. Mr. Cochran also served as Vice President of Operations for Mississippi Sand an industry-leading frac sand mining and logistics company that operated the industry’s first reliable barge network.

Mr. Cochran earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Lindenwood University and has completed Rice University’s Advanced Management Program.