Exal Appoints John Friedery as Executive Chairman

  Exal Appoints John Friedery as Executive Chairman

Business Wire

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- February 12, 2013

Global packaging company Exal Group is delighted to announce the appointment
of John Friedery to the position of executive chairman.

Friedery joined Exal’s board in June 2012 following a successful career at
Ball Corporation that spanned more than 20 years. Before his retirement from
Ball in 2010, Friedery was president of Ball’s Metal Beverage Packaging
division in the Americas and Asia from 2008 to 2010, and chief operating
officer of Ball’s North American Packaging Products division from 2004 to
2008. Prior to this, he held a number of progressively senior roles, including
various plant manager, vice president and president titles across the

Friedery succeeds Exal’s founder, Delfin Gibert, who will continue to serve on
the board, while allowing him to remain a valued contributor to the ongoing
success of Exal, as well as pursue a lead role in an exciting international
joint venture with Exal.

Friedery earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Geology from the College of
William and Mary (1978) and an MBA from the University of Tampa (1992). He
also completed the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program in

About Exal Corporation

Exal Corporation is among the world’s leading manufacturers of extruded
aluminum packaging.The Company also offers innovative coil-based metal
packaging container options in North America, and is the leading independent
contract manufacturer of aerosol products and liquids in Latin America. The
Company’s manufacturing facilities are located in Youngstown, Ohio; Argentina,
Switzerland and Mexico. Visit www.Exal.com


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