Aleris International, Inc. Announces Management Promotions in its Global Aluminum Recycling Segment and Global Metals Procurement Group



    BEACHWOOD, Ohio, Dec. 20 /CNW/ -- Aleris International, Inc. announced
effective January 2, 2008, it will make several management promotions
described below relating to the realignment of its Aluminum Recycling and
Specification Alloy business units into a new business unit named Recycling &
Specification Alloys - Americas.  The business unit will operate 25 production
facilities in the US, Mexico and Brazil.
    Terrance J. Hogan will be promoted to Senior Vice President and General
Manager and will lead the realigned business unit.  Mr. Hogan joined Aleris in
2005 as a part of the acquisition of Alumitech where he had served as
President for ten years.  He has worked in the aluminum recycling industry
since 1988.  Mr. Hogan earned his bachelor's degree in Accounting from Alfred
University, in Alfred, NY.
    William Edwin Hoag (Ed) has been named Vice President, Global Metals
Procurement, replacing Alan Dick who, as previously announced, has become the
Senior Vice President Manufacturing, Rolled Products North America.  Mr. Hoag
has been leading Aleris's Specification Alloy business unit since June 1,
2005.  He joined IMCO Recycling in 1996 as General Manager, Recycling United
Kingdom and prior to the merger with Commonwealth, served as the Vice
President Aluminum Division.  Prior to joining IMCO, he held a number of
positions with Alcoa, Inc. in the United States and internationally.  Mr. Hoag
earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Mount Union College.
    Michael T. Keown has been promoted to Vice President, Scrap Metals
Procurement - North America reporting to Mr. Hoag.  Mr. Keown joined
Commonwealth Industries in 1998 and has held a number of positions of
increasing responsibilities.  Since 2005, he has served as the Director,
Materials North Plants for Global Metals Procurement at Aleris.  Mr. Keown
earned his bachelor's degree in Accounting from Oakland City University in
Indiana.
    Aleris International, Inc. is a global leader in aluminum rolled products
and extrusions, aluminum recycling and specification alloy production.  The
company is also a recycler of zinc and a leading U.S. manufacturer of zinc
metal and value-added zinc products that include zinc oxide and zinc dust.
Headquartered in Beachwood, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, the Company operates
55 production facilities in North America, Europe, South America and Asia, and
employs approximately 9,100 employees.  For more information about Aleris,
please visit our Web site at http://www.aleris.com.
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For further information:

For further information: William B. Sedlacek of Aleris International, 
Inc., +1-216-910-3522 Web Site: http://aleris.com

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