FARMINGTON, Pa. The Aluminum Association has named Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp. president and chief executive officer Layle "Kip" Smith as its new chairman.
Smith was nominated and approved at the Arlington, Va.-based associations fall meeting in Farmington, Pa. He succeeds Patrick Franc, president and chief executive officer of Louisville, Ky.-based Tri-Arrows Aluminum Inc.
"It has been a pleasure working on behalf of the industry and the association," Franc said. "As I step down, I am confident in the industry, where its going and the new blood, the changeover that weve had."
Smith was succeeded as vice chairman of the Aluminum Association by Garney B. Scott, president of Waverly, Tenn.-based Scepter Inc.