NEW YORK Aleris
International Inc. has appointed former Montupet Inc. technical
director Philippe Meyer vice president and chief technology
Meyer will be charged with
building an internal technology organization at Aleris,
including "centers of excellence" for the companys
aerospace and automotive products, according to a statement
from the Cleveland-based company.
Prior to working at automotive parts producer Montupet,
Meyer held management positions in research and technology with
Pechiney SA, where he helped develop an aluminum-lithium alloy
for aerospace applications and precision aluminum-forging
technology for automotive products.