Novelis makes executive management appointments
Novelis revealed a number of senior executive moves designed to further accelerate its “One Novelis” global integration strategy. Company executives Marco Palmieri, Tadeu Nardocci and Erwin Mayr have been appointed as regional presidents for North America, South America and Europe, respectively, and Brad Soultz has been named head of global strategy and commercial activities.
Marco Palmieri has been named senior vice president and president, Novelis North America. Palmieri will have responsibility for all aspects of the company’s largest region, which is currently experiencing a step-change in its product offerings as it increases its sales to the automotive sector. Palmieri has served as senior vice president and president, Novelis South America, since joining the company in 2011.
Palmieri succeeds Tom Walpole, who retired from Novelis on June 30, after a 34-year career with the company.
Tadeu Nardocci has been named senior vice president and president, Novelis South America. As head of Novelis’ fastest-growing region, Nardocci will lead all aspects of the company’s business in South America, including the ongoing expansion of aluminum rolling and recycling operations at Novelis’ plant in Pindamonhangaba, Brazil.
Nardocci was most recently senior vice president and president, Novelis Europe, where he led the revitalization of the company’s business in the region, including increasing its focus on the automotive market and on closed-loop recycling agreements with automotive customers. Nardocci joined the company in 1978 as an engineer in Brazil. He has held positions of increasing responsibility with Novelis, including managing director of the company’s operations in Malaysia; senior corporate vice president in charge of innovation, technology and strategy; and a previous assignment as senior vice president and president, Novelis South America.
Erwin Mayr has been named senior vice president and president, Novelis Europe, effective immediately. As head of Novelis’ second-largest region, Mayr will have responsibility for all aspects of the company’s European business, including sales, operations and strategy implementation.
Mayr was previously senior vice president, chief strategy and commercial officer, with responsibility for creating the company’s global strategy and overseeing all of its key customer relationships and other commercial activities.
Mayr joined Novelis in 2002 as vice president, business planning and strategy. During his tenure, he has also served as business unit president, Advanced Rolled Products, for Novelis Europe.
Brad Soultz succeeds Erwin Mayr as vice president, chief strategy and commercial officer, effective immediately. Soultz will be responsible for developing Novelis’ global strategy and leading the global commercial organizations, with a focus on growing the company’s sales and customer base.
Prior to Novelis, he was managing director with Cummins Inc. Since joining Novelis in 2005, he has held a number of leadership positions, most recently serving as vice president, global supply chain. He has also served as vice president, Global Specialty Products; vice president and general manager of Novelis’ Automotive and Specialty Products businesses in North America; and vice president and general manager for Light-Gauge Products in North America.
All of the named executives will report directly to Novelis’ president and chief executive officer, Phil Martens.