Novelis announces executive leadership appointments

Aluminum rolling and recycling specialist Novelis has announced three new senior executives.

Emilio Braghi has been named Senior Vice President, Novelis Inc. and President, Novelis Europe, effective September 1, 2016. Most recently, Braghi served as Vice President, Operations, Novelis North America, where he oversaw the region’s eight manufacturing facilities, which recycle and roll aluminum for the automotive, beverage can and specialties markets. He succeeds Erwin Mayr, who is leaving Novelis after 14 years of service to pursue a new opportunity.

Tom Boney has been named Vice President, Operations, North America, effective September 1, 2016. In this role, he will have leadership responsibility for manufacturing operations across the region, with a focus on safety, quality, cost and delivery performance. In 2013, he was appointed to his current position as Vice President and General Manager of Automotive for North America, where he successfully led the supply of Novelis aluminum as a lightweight material of choice to major automotive customers.
Boney will remain based in Atlanta and will continue to report to Marco Palmieri, Senior Vice President, Novelis Inc. and President, Novelis North America. Boney succeeds Emilio Braghi.

Ganesh Panneer has been named Vice President and General Manager, Automotive, North America, effective September 1, 2016. In this role, Panneer will lead all aspects of Novelis’ North American Automotive business, including sales/commercial activities, program development and launch, supply chain and logistics, demand forecasting, service and order fulfillment. His current role was Vice President and General Manager, Light Gauge and Specialties. Panneer succeeds Tom Boney.


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