CHICAGO Norsk Hydro ASA
has appointed Hans-Joachim Kock as head of finance for its
bauxite and aluminum business.
Kock had served as executive
vice president of extruded products. He replaces Eivind
Kallevik, who was recently named Norsk Hydros chief
financial officer (
amm.com, Dec. 18), the Oslo, Norway-based company
said Jan. 18.
Kocks appointment is subject to the closing of a
planned joint venture between Norsk Hydro and Oslo-based Orkla
ASA, owner of Sapa Group, to form a global extrusion company.
The deal, which remains subject to approval from antitrust
officials, is expected to close in the first half of the year
amm.com, Oct. 15).