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Aleris implements new strategies

Aleris has established the Commercial & Defense Plate global market segment and a centralized sustainability initiative, both key strategic areas for the company.

Commercial & Defense Plate, a new organization, is the company’s fourth global market segment, complementing existing businesses serving aerospace, automotive and heat exchanger customers.

Stephen S. Stone, formerly senior vice president and general manager, Rolled Products North America (RPNA), assumes the new role of vice president, Commercial & Defense Plate. Kelly R. Thomas, formerly vice president and treasurer, has been named senior vice president and general manager, RPNA, replacing Stone. Eric Rychel, most recently a managing director for Barclays Capital in the Investment Banking Division, has joined Aleris as treasurer and head of corporate development, replacing Thomas.

Centralizing Aleris’ diverse worldwide sustainability activities in a single organization will enable the company to build global sustainability partnerships with its customers more efficiently. Guido Weber, formerly vice president, operations, RPNA, becomes vice president, sustainability. Thomas Brackmann, most recently president of Nichols Aluminum, has joined Aleris as vice president, operations, to replace Weber.