ATLANTA, March 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Novelis, the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, today announced a number of management appointments designed to strengthen its customer focus on the beverage can and specialty products end markets.
Gary Yogan has been appointed Vice President, Global Can Sales, effective April 1. Yogan will be responsible for maintaining Novelis' position as a leading provider of beverage can sheet worldwide with a focus on innovation and sustainability. Key to this role will be the continued market growth of the company's high-recycled content evercan™ product.
Yogan was previously Vice President and General Manager, Light Gauge and Specialties, North America. He has held a succession of senior sales and operational roles since joining Novelis in 1984 as a metallurgist and process engineer. Yogan holds a bachelor's degree in metallurgical engineering from Lafayette College in Pennsylvania. He will remain based in Atlanta.
"Gary brings vast commercial experience and industry knowledge to his new role driving our global can strategy," said Manfred Stanek, Vice President, Corporate Strategy, and Chief Commercial Officer of Novelis. "I look forward to his leadership of this vital part of Novelis' business."
Yogan assumes the global can role from Andy King, who previously held the dual titles of Vice President, Global Can Sales, and Vice President and General Manager, Can, Asia. King will continue to be based in Seoul as Vice President and General Manager, Can, Asia. He will dedicate his efforts to that region's beverage can market, bringing focused leadership to Novelis' participation in this large and increasingly complex marketplace.
"Andy is uniquely qualified to lead our Asian can business with his deep knowledge of the market and his established relationships with customers in the region," said Stanek. "His dedicated leadership will be key to growing our market position in Asia.
Ganesh Panneer has been named Vice President and General Manager, Light Gauge and Specialties, North America, succeeding Yogan, effective September 1. Panneer joined Novelis in 2011 and held management roles in strategy and automotive sales before relocating to Europe as Vice President and General Manager, Specialties, Europe, in 2013. Ganesh holds an MBA from the University of Michigan, a master's degree in mechanical engineering from West Virginia University and a bachelor's degree from the GCT, Anna University in India. Panneer will be relocating to Atlanta.
Succeeding Panneer in Europe will be Markus Gartner who has been named Vice President and General Manager, Specialties, Europe, effective September 1. Gartner joined Novelis in 2012 and over the past three years has held strategy and commercial roles in Europe, most recently as Sales Director, Specialties. Gartner holds a doctorate in electrical engineering from ETH Zurich, a master's degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University, and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg in Germany. He will continue to be based in Kusnacht, Switzerland.
Novelis Inc. is the global leader in aluminum rolled products and the world's largest recycler of aluminum. The company operates in 11 countries, has approximately 10,900 employees and reported revenue of approximately $10 billion for its 2014 fiscal year. Novelis supplies premium aluminum sheet and foil products to transportation, packaging, construction, industrial and consumer electronics markets throughout North America, Europe, Asia and South America. The company is part of the Aditya Birla Group, a multinational conglomerate based in Mumbai, India. For more information, visit novelis.com and follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/NovelisInc and Twitter at twitter.com/Novelis.
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