Novelis reshuffles top execs for global regions

Novelis, an Atlanta-based provider of aluminum rolling and recycling services, announced several top executive changes affecting its global organization.

The company named new leadership for its North America, South America and Europe divisions, and a new chief for global strategy and commercial activities.

The company, which reported fiscal 2013 revenue of $9.8 billion, has about 11,000 employees and operations in 11 countries.

“As our customer base becomes increasingly globally organized, having senior executives who understand our business around the world will ensure that we are providing our customers with a seamless experience, wherever they are,” Phil Martens , president and chief executive officer, said in announcing the changes.

Marco Palmieri has been named senior vice president and president for North America, the company’s largest region, effective June 1. He had been senior vice president and president for South America since joining the company in 2011. Palmieri succeeds Tom Walpole, how is retiring after34 years with Novelis.

Tadeu Nardocci was named senior vice president and president for South America, effective May 20. He had been senior vice president and president for Europe.

Erwin Mayr was named senior vice president and president for Europe, effective immediately. He had been vice president, chief strategy and commercial officer.

Brad Soultz succeeds Mayr as vice president, chief strategy and commercial officer. Soultz is a former vice president, global supply chain.

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