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New Leadership, Award Winners Announced at Aluminum Association Annual Conference

Henry Gordinier of Tri-Arrows Aluminum Elected New Chair; Hazelett Corporation’s David Hazelett Wins Boultinghouse Award; United Aluminum’s John Lapides Wins Chairman’s Award

This week, the Aluminum Association announced additions to its board of directors and the election of a new chair of the organization. The association also announced the winners of the 2023 Marlan T. Boultinghouse Award, the highest award given by the North American industry, and the Chairman’s Award. The announcements were made during the Aluminum Association’s recently concluded annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

“It’s an incredible honor to be elected chair of the Aluminum Association during the association’s 90th year,” said Henry Gordinier, president & CEO of Tri-Arrows Aluminum and newly elected chair of the Aluminum Association. “During a time of transformative growth for the U.S. aluminum industry, I look forward to working with the association as we address new challenges in the coming years – including the need for increased domestic metal recycling and trade enforcement.” 

Boultinghouse Award Winner

The association honored David Hazelett, president at Hazelett Corporation, as the 24th recipient of the Marlan T. Boultinghouse Award for service to the North American aluminum industry. For decades, David has been a tireless voice for the suppliers to the industry while building on Hazelett Corporation's leadership in the field of continuous metals casting. The Hazelett family has been instrumental in pioneering this technology over four generations. 

The Boultinghouse is the highest award given by the North American industry and honors those who have not only had distinguished careers within a member company, but also have provided their talents to improve the broader industry. The award is presented in memory of late ARCO Aluminum, Inc. President Marlan T. Boultinghouse. Boultinghouse brought energy and enthusiasm to the industry through his advocacy of aluminum marketing and the many technical programs he helped to advance.

Chairman’s Award Winner

The association honored John Lapides, chairman and CEO of United Aluminum, with the Chairman’s Award in recognition of his lifelong commitment to the aluminum industry. United Aluminum was a founding member of the Aluminum Association, and John has devoted many years to the association as an active member of the Board of Directors and other key committees. 

New Leadership

Henry Gordinier, president & CEO of Tri-Arrows Aluminum, was elected Aluminum Association Chair. He follows Buddy Stemple, president for Muscle Shoals and Bowling Green at Constellium, after his two-year term as Chair. Gordinier previously served as both the Vice Chair and Second Vice Chair of the association. Murray Rudisill, vice president operations at Reynolds Consumer Products, was elected Vice Chair of the association.

New Board Members

The Aluminum Association Board of Directors is comprised of several top executives from a wide cross-section of the aluminum industry. The board volunteers its time to provide strategic guidance and direction to the organization – setting goals, priorities and action items to best serve the interests of the entire industry.
New members named to the Board of Directors Class of 2026 are:

  • Gaby Poirier, Alcoa;
  • Ryan Roush, JW Aluminum;
  • Dave Hauser, Skana Aluminum; and
  • Jodi Keller, United Scrap

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About The Aluminum Association
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