CHICAGO Century Aluminum
Co. has promoted Jesse E. Gary to executive vice president,
general counsel and secretary.
Gary previously served as
associate general counsel, the Monterey, Calif.-based aluminum
producer said in a Feb. 1 filing with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission (SEC).
"Jesse has gained the firm
respect of his colleagues and of the companys key
partners in the U.S. and in Iceland," Century president and
chief executive officer Michael Bless said in a separate
Garys promotion comes
after William J. Leatherberry, former executive vice president,
chief legal officer, general counsel and secretary of the
company, resigned effective Feb. 1, according to the SEC
Leatherberry, who had been with
Century for eight years, left after the company decided in June
to relocate its headquarters, according to the company.
Leatherberry will remain as a
nonexecutive employee until June 21, Century said in the SEC
filing, adding that it agreed to pay him a cash severance and
other payments worth approximately $1.68 million, as well as
reimbursement of legal fees and premiums for health and dental
coverage for two years.