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Aluminum Association names new board members

The Aluminum Association made a number of changes to its board of directors, including a new chairman, vice chairman and members of the board class of 2016. In addition, the Association added two new member companies, AMCOR and Superior Flux and Manufacturing, bringing total membership to 97 companies, consisting of 49 producer and 48 associate members. The announcements were made during the Aluminum Association’s 80th anniversary fall meeting at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Pennsylvania, where the industry celebrated aluminum as “the metal of modern life.”

Former Aluminum Association vice chairman Layle “Kip” Smith, president of Noranda Aluminum, was elevated to chairman of the Association. Additionally, Garney B. Scott, president of Scepter, Inc., was named vice chairman of the Association and chairman of the Association’s Executive Committee. Both Smith and Scott will serve for two-year terms. The board also added three new members to the board class of 2016:

  • Marco Palmieri, president of Novelis North America
  • Kevin Person, chief executive officer of Wagstaff, Inc.
  • David Hazelett, president of Hazelett Strip-Casting

The Association also added two new member companies during the meeting. American Metal Chemical Corporation “AMCOR,” of Medina, Ohio, and Superior Flux and Manufacturing of Cleveland, Ohio, both of which provide goods and services to the aluminum industry, will join as Associate members.

AMCOR was established in 1967 and develops, manufactures and supplies specially formulated chemical compounds called fluxes to the aluminum industry. Founded in 1932, Superior Flux specializes in the development and sale of flux products for aluminum soldering, brazing and welding.

The Aluminum Association is working to continually advance and promote aluminum as the sustainable material of choice in the modern world. New applications for the metal in transportation, building and construction and other markets are driving demand for aluminum in North America. Between 2009 and today, aluminum demand has risen 30 percent and is approaching pre-recession levels. Additionally, the industry has proactively taken steps in recent years to reduce its own carbon footprint by cutting North American perfluorocarbon emissions by 85 percent.