ATLANTA, April 24, 2018 – Novelis Inc., the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, has named Paul Banks as Plant Manager for the recently announced $300 million automotive aluminum sheet manufacturing facility in Guthrie, Kentucky. Banks assumes the role of Plant Manager after previously serving as Unit Manager at Logan Aluminum, a Novelis joint venture in nearby Logan, Kentucky.
With more than 25 years of experience in the aluminum rolling industry, Banks will oversee the construction and development of the greenfield facility as Novelis prepares the site to safely ramp up production for automotive customers. As Plant Manager, Banks will be responsible for building a team of approximately 125 employees to operate the facility and establish important partnerships for Novelis with local business, government and community leaders.
“Novelis is thrilled to name Paul as our leader for the Guthrie facility,” said Tom Boney, Vice President, Operations, Novelis North America. “Paul’s extensive knowledge of our aluminum manufacturing process built through his experience at Novelis’ Berea, Kentucky facility and Logan Aluminum, will ensure Novelis Guthrie successfully supports our customers’ needs from day one.”
Slated to break ground in May and open in 2020, Novelis’ Guthrie facility will include heat treatment and pre-treatment lines, which prepare aluminum for use in vehicle parts such as body-in-white, hoods, doors, lift gates and fenders.
“As a veteran of the aluminum industry and a Kentucky native, I look forward to beginning this new journey serving our automotive customers and being a strong community partner in Guthrie,” said Banks.
For additional information on this investment, visit novelis.com/guthrie.
Novelis Inc. is the global leader in aluminum rolled products and the world's largest recycler of aluminum. The company operates in 10 countries, has approximately 11,000 employees and had $10 billion in revenue for its 2017 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. Novelis is a subsidiary of Hindalco Industries Limited, an industry leader in aluminum and copper, and metals flagship company 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.