CHICAGO The Aluminum
Association has elected three new members to its board of
directors: Etienne Jacques, chief operating officer of
Montreal-based Rio Tinto Alcans primary metal business in
North America; Michelle ONeill, vice president of
government affairs and trade policy at Pittsburgh-based Alcoa
Inc.; and Kelly Thomas, senior vice president and general
manager for North American rolled products at Beachwood,
Ohio-based Aleris International Inc.
The new members "will provide
critical insight and input as the board guides association
efforts in telling the story of aluminum and its sustainability
advantages," Patrick Franc, chairman of the Arlington,
Va.-based trade associations board of directors as well
as president and chief executive officer of Louisville,
Ky.-based Tri-Arrows Aluminum Inc., said in a statement.