CHICAGO Novelis Inc. has
announced a host of senior executive changes in what the
company says are moves to better position it for global
Marco Palmieri has been named
senior vice president and president of Novelis North America
effective June 1, the Atlanta-based company said May 15.
Palmieri has been senior vice president and vice president of
Novelis South America since joining the company in 2011.
Palmieri succeeds Tom Walpole,
who is retiring June 30 after 34 years with the company.
Walpole, who has been with
Novelis since 1979, has also worked as plant manager of its
aluminum complex in Oswego, N.Y.; vice president and general
manager of its can business unit; and senior vice president and
president of Novelis Asia. He also served on the board of
directors of the Aluminum Association and the Can Manufacturers
Institute, Novelis said.
Tadeu Nardocci has been tapped
as senior vice president and president of Novelis South America
effective May 20. He most recently was senior vice president
and president of Novelis Europe, having joined the company in
1978 as an engineer in Brazil.
Erwin Mayr has been appointed
senior vice president and president of Novelis Europe effective
immediately. Mayr joined Novelis in 2002 as vice president of
business planning and strategy, and most recently served as
senior vice president and chief strategy and commercial
Brad Soultz will immediately
succeed Mayr as vice president and chief strategy and
commercial officer. Soultz joined Novelis in 2005, and
previously was vice president of global supply chain for the
Palmieri, Nardocci, Mayr and
Soultz will report directly to Novelis president and chief
executive officer Philip Martens, the company said.
"As our customer base becomes
increasingly globally organized, having senior executives who
understand our business around the world will ensure that we
are providing our customers with a seamless experience,
wherever they are," Martens said in a statement.
Novelis employs about 11,000
workers at its operations in 11 countries, the company