Aluminium recycler Novelis has appointed Jack Clark to the
newly created position of chief technical officer as it seeks
to improve efficiency across its operations.
Clark, previously vp of operational excellence and interim
leader for the companys global manufacturing services,
will lead a team focused on delivering world-class
performance in operations, engineering, research and
development, and environment, health and safety, the
Jacks appointment strengthens our commitment to
leading the industry in innovation and technology, ceo
Phil Martens said.
Novelis also announced the appointment of Shashi Maudgal as
president of Novelis Asia, effective from May 14.
Maudgal is chief marketing officer at Indias Hindalco
Industries, which is also owned by Novelis parent group
Aditya Birla. Maudgal led the European due-diligence process
during the groups acquisition of Novelis in 2007.
With our recent announcement [of our plan] to build our
first manufacturing plant in China, and our Korea expansion
under way, Shashi joins us at a very exciting time,
He expects Asian demand for aluminium in beverage cans,
automobiles and speciality products to more than double by the
end of the decade, he added.
Finally, Tom Boney, gm for Novelis North America
business, will assume his new role as md of the companys
Malaysian subsidiary, Alcom, on June 1.
Alcom produces 30,000 tpy of aluminium products for the Asian
market. Boney will be responsible for all functions, including
sales, marketing, human resources, finance, legal and
operations, and will be an executive director on Alcoms