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Clark takes new role at Novelis to drive growth


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 company’s 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 company said.

“Jack’s 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 India’s Hindalco Industries, which is also owned by Novelis’ parent group Aditya Birla. Maudgal led the European due-diligence process during the group’s 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,” Martens said.

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 company’s 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 Alcom’s board.

Jethro Wookey
Twitter: @jethrowookey_mb 

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