Aluminum Association Elects Three New Board Members During Annual Spring Meeting

   Aluminum Association Elects Three New Board Members During Annual Spring

PR Newswire

ARLINGTON, Va., April 22, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Aluminum
Association announced the addition of three new members to its Board of
Directors. The Board provides strategic guidance and direction to the
Association in promoting the production and use of aluminum as the sustainable
material of choice. The appointments were finalized during the Aluminum
Association's annual spring meeting in South Carolina.

The Association elected Kelly Thomas, Senior Vice President and General
Manager, North America Rolled Products at Aleris; Michelle O'Neill, Vice
President of Government Affairs and Trade Policy for Alcoa; and Etienne
Jacques, Chief Operating Officer for Rio Tinto Alcan Primary Metal North
America, to the Board of Directors.

"Kelly, Michelle and Etienne are all at the top of their field and will
provide critical insight and input as the Board guides Association efforts in
telling the story of aluminum and its sustainability advantage," said Pat
Franc, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tri-Arrows Aluminum and
Chairman of the Association's Board of Directors. "We're fortunate to have a
diverse range of talents on our Board representing all parts of the industry –
these three additions will expand that diversity."

"Our Board is absolutely critical to the work of the Association," said Heidi
Brock, President of the Aluminum Association. "Each of these new members will
help us to be even more effective in pursuing opportunities to advance the
aluminum industry and aluminum's infinite recyclability."

These appointments were approved by the Association's Board of Directors
during the Aluminum Association's Spring Meeting at Wild Dunes Resort in Isle
of Palms, SC. Those interested in learning more about Association and becoming
a member should visit

The Aluminum Association, based in Arlington, Virginia, works globally to
aggressively promote aluminum as the most sustainable and recyclable
automotive, packaging and construction material in today's market. The
Association represents U.S. and foreign-based primary producers of aluminum,
aluminum recyclers and producers of fabricated products, as well as industry
suppliers. Member companies operate approximately 180 plants in the United
States, with many conducting business worldwide. For more information visit, on Twitter @AluminumNews or

Matt Meenan

SOURCE The Aluminum Association

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