Aleris appoints new leader of Aleris Americas
Aleris International, Inc. announced that Galdino Claro
joined Aleris as executive vice president and CEO, Aleris Americas, reporting
to Steven J. Demetriou, chairman and chief executive officer, on June
3, 2008. Claro will be responsible for all Aleris operations in the Americas.
Throughout his career in the metals industry, Claro has held key operational,
marketing and product development roles with broad global responsibilities.
Since September 2007, he served as president and chief executive officer
of Heico Metal Processing Group, a $2 billion conglomerate with operations
in the United States, Canada and Europe.
Previously, Claro spent more than 20 years with Alcoa, Inc., ultimately
serving as vice president, operations of Alcoa Global Packaging. In that
capacity he oversaw the operations of 86 manufacturing facilities and
eight research-and-development centers in the United States, Latin America
As president of Alcoa China & Korea Holding Company from 2002 to
2005, Claro led significant strategic growth in the region and was responsible
for eight joint ventures and wholly owned operations, including aluminum
smelting, refining, rolling and hard alloys extrusions.
Prior to 2002, he served as president of Alcoa Europe Extrusions; managing
director of Alcoa Northern European Extrusions; managing director of
Alcoa Latin America’s Cargo-Van Business Unit; and Marketing and Product
Development director of Alcoa Latin America’s Semi-Fabricated Products
Division among other positions.