The Aluminum Association's membership re-elected four members of the Board of Directors per the work of the Association's Nominating Committee chaired by Tony Farraj, Commercial Vice President for Global Can Sheet at Alcoa.
The Association elected Jean Simon, President and Chief Executive Officer, Primary Metals of Rio Tinto Alcan, and Thomas Walpole, President of Novelis North America, to another term ending in 2015.
Patrick Taylor, President and Chief Executive Officer, BestTransport, and David Youngblood, President and Chief Executive Officer, Basic Resources, were elected to additional one-year terms as Associate Member representatives on the Board of Directors. Youngblood was also elected to replace Kevin Person, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wagstaff Inc., as chairman of the Associate Member Committee, whose term had expired.
"The Association's Board of Directors guides the Association as it represents the interests, jobs and economic output of the North American aluminum industry," said Pat Franc, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tri-Arrows Aluminum and Chairman of the Association's Board of Directors. "Jean, Tom, David and Patrick all represent different sectors of the industry and will be invaluable as the Association continues its work to position aluminum as the most sustainable material of choice for 21st century applications."
Additionally, Tony Farraj, Wes Oberholzer, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of Wise Metals Group; Patrick Lawlor, President of SAPA Extrusions Inc.; and Garney Scott III, Chief Executive Officer of Specter Inc. and chairman of the Association's Membership Committee were appointed to the Association—s Executive Committee.
"The election and appointment of these leaders will further strengthen the Association—s core leadership," said Heidi Brock, President of the Aluminum Association. "With their vision and guidance, the Association will continue to pursue new opportunities to advance the industry while representing it to key stakeholders."
The Aluminum Association's Annual Meeting was held in conjunction with the Aluminum Week events co-located with the Aluminum Extruders Council and Aluminum Anodizers Council in Chicago.
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The Aluminum Association, based in Arlington, Virginia, works globally to aggressively promote aluminum as the most sustainable and recyclable automotive, packaging and construction material in today's market. The Association represents U.S. and foreign-based primary producers of aluminum, aluminum recyclers and producers of fabricated products, as well as industry suppliers. Member companies operate more than 200 plants in the United States, with many conducting business worldwide.