NEW YORK Australian
tantalum producer Global Advanced Metals Pty Ltd. (GAM) has
tapped Andrew ODonovan to step up as its new chief
executive officer beginning Jan. 1.
ODonovan will replace
Bryan Ellis, who is retiring at year-end but will remain as
vice chairman and non-executive director of GAM. ODonovan
currently serves as president of the companys technology
division, and formerly worked as executive director of Cabot
Corp.s U.S.-based Supermetals business before it was
acquired by GAM for $400 million (amm.com, Jan.
"Andrews 18 years
experience in the electronics industry, his most recent
position as president of GAMs Technology division (in
Boston), as well as his execution-based management style make
him a natural fit to lead GAM into its next phase of growth,"
Ellis said in a statement.
ODonovan will oversee
GAMs operations in Australia, the United States and
GAMs primary metal
product, tantalum, is used in the production of smart phones,
tablets and laptops, aircraft engines and medical devices,