ATLANTA, April 16 /CNW/ -- Novelis Inc. today announced that Philip
Martens has been appointed President and Chief Operating Officer designate.
Mr. Martens will succeed Martha Finn Brooks, who has elected to retire,
effective May 8, 2009.
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Mr. Martens most recently served as Senior Vice President and President,
Light Vehicle Systems, ArvinMeritor Inc., and President and CEO designate,
Arvin Innovation. In that position he was responsible for the overall
strategic and operational management of the company's passenger vehicle
components, modules and systems business. Prior to that, he served as
President and Chief Operating Officer of Plastech Engineered Products. From
1987 to 2005, he held various engineering and leadership positions at Ford
Motor Company, most recently serving as Group Vice President of Product
"Phil's extensive operational, product creation and international
experience combined with his passion for excellence will be major assets,"
said D. Bhattacharya, Vice Chairman of Novelis Inc. "Building on Novelis'
global manufacturing capabilities and leadership position in key premium
rolled products markets and recycling, I am confident that Phil will lead
Novelis in further improving both its product portfolio and financial
Mr. Martens holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Virginia
Polytechnic Institute and State University and a Masters of Business
Administration from the University of Michigan. In 2003, Martens received a
Doctorate in Automotive Engineering from Lawrence Technological University for
his extensive contributions to the global automotive industry. Martens will
be based in Atlanta, Georgia, at the company's executive offices.
Novelis Inc. is the global leader in aluminum rolled products and
aluminum can recycling. The company operates in 11 countries, has
approximately 12,500 employees and reported revenue of $11.2 billion in fiscal
year 2008. Novelis supplies premium aluminum sheet and foil products to
automotive, transportation, packaging, construction, industrial and printing
markets throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Novelis is a
subsidiary of Hindalco Industries Limited, one of Asia's largest integrated
producers of aluminum and a leading copper producer. Hindalco is the flagship
company of the Aditya Birla Group, a multinational conglomerate based in
Mumbai, India. For more information on Novelis, please visit www.novelis.com.
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