Novelis Announces New Global Commercial and Strategy Leader

ATLANTA, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novelis, the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, today announced the appointment of Manfred Stanek to the position of vice president, strategy, and chief commercial officer, effective April 1, 2014.

In this role, Stanek will be responsible for developing Novelis' global strategy and leading the commercial organizations for the company's automotive, can and specialty products.  He will report directly to Phil Martens, Novelis president and chief executive officer, and serve as a member of the Novelis Global Operating Committee. He will be confirmed as an executive officer of the company at the next Novelis board of directors' meeting.

"Novelis is approaching an inflection point in the execution of our long-term business plan," Martens said. "Manfred brings a wealth of experience to his new role and I am confident he will lead our global strategy and commercial teams to accelerate Novelis' growth and further develop our global business strategy."

Stanek joined Novelis in 2012 as director, specialty products for South America, and most recently served as vice president, commercial and strategy, for the region. He joined the company from Houston-based U.S. Zinc, where he served as CEO from 2009-2012. Prior to that, he was commercial director for Votorantim Metais in Sao Paulo. 

With this appointment, Stanek will relocate from Sao Paulo to Atlanta. He succeeds Brad Soultz, who elected to leave the company earlier this year to pursue a new career opportunity. 

About Novelis
Novelis Inc. is the global leader in aluminum rolled products and the world's largest recycler of aluminum. The company operates in nine countries, had approximately 11,000 employees and reported revenue of $9.8 billion for its 2013 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 and follow us on Twitter at

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