Novelis appoints John Gardner as chief sustainability officer

Novelis Inc. announced the appointment of John Gardner as vice president and chief sustainability officer, effective January 1, 2011.

In this newly created position, Gardner will lead the development of a globally integrated sustainability program that reflects the company’s commitment to delivering sustainable solutions in its processes and products. Gardner will report directly to the president and chief operating officer, Philip Martens, and will serve on the Novelis executive committee.

Gardner currently serves as vice president, human resources and communications for Novelis Europe. With more than 25 years experience in Novelis, he has held a variety of senior roles throughout the company including positions within sales and marketing, operations, recycling and corporate affairs.