Recognition for Richman's noted distinction, accomplishment and leadership
ARLINGTON, Va., Doug Richman, Vice President of Engineering and Technology at Kaiser Aluminum, was named this year' Marlan Boultinghouse Award winner at the Aluminum Association's 80th annual meeting. The Boultinghouse Award is the highest award given by the North American aluminum industry.
"This award recognizes Doug's distinguished career at Kaiser and his many significant contributions to the Aluminum Association and the industry," said Layle "Kip" Smith, Chairman of the Aluminum Association, and President and CEO of Noranda Aluminum.
Richman is a long-time veteran of the automotive and aluminum industries. He has served with distinction for three years as the Aluminum Transportation Group's Technical Committee Chairman and regularly works to brief key policymakers promoting the benefits and sustainable use of aluminum in automobiles.
In addition to his work with ATG, Richman is active in the Association's Sustainability and Communications Committee. He has vigorously supported and passionately pushed for a variety of technical studies including an aluminum mass flow analysis, life cycle assessment studies, and the North American aluminum industry sustainability report. He works diligently to review each study to ensure the clarity and accuracy of the information presented.
"Through his Association work to promote aluminum's sustainability, Doug's influence has reached beyond the transportation sector to have a profound impact across the aluminum industry," Smith added.
Richman holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance and Operations Research from the University of Detroit and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the General Motors Institute. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Michigan.
This award is presented in memory of late ARCO Aluminum, Inc. President Marlan T. Boultinghouse, who passed away on July 1, 1998. Boultinghouse brought energy and enthusiasm to the industry through his advocacy of aluminum marketing and the many technical programs he helped to advance. He served in many leadership roles including on The Aluminum Association's Board of Directors, Executive Committee and as Chairman of two Board committees. This award honors his commitment and dedication to the entire industry.
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