Alcan Packaging leader named among Canada's Top 50 Most Influential People in Graphic Communications

    MONTREAL, Aug. 7 /CNW Telbec/ - Alcan Packaging, a division of Rio Tinto
Alcan, announces that its chief growth and innovation officer,
Michael Rubenstein, has been named by PrintAction Magazine as one of Canada's
Most Influential People in Graphic Communications. Now in its sixth year, the
Top 50 ranking identifies those individuals considered to be the industry
leaders that are shaping the future direction of graphic communications in
    "I am honoured to be named to this list," said Mr. Rubenstein. "What is
most important is that this nomination recognizes Alcan Packaging's effort to
deliver packaging that goes beyond its traditional role to provide innovative
solutions and value to our customers," he added.
    The Top 50 Most Influential People in Graphic Communications is an annual
ranking conducted by PrintAction Magazine, based on five equally weighted
criteria chosen to reflect the current patterns of business: Print, Digital,
Domestic, International and Environment. Individuals seen as influential
individuals in the field of graphic communications are identified by industry
leaders, and then evaluated by the magazine according to their activities in
each of these five areas.
    Michael Rubenstein was named Alcan Packaging's chief growth and
innovation officer last April. This unit is dedicated to creating sustainable
value through innovation, customer partnerships and new growth platforms.
Mr. Rubenstein formerly led Alcan's global pharmaceutical packaging sector, a
multi-material packaging solutions provider to the world's leading
pharmaceutical and medical companies.
    Mr. Rubenstein has held several senior management positions in the
packaging industry. His 30 years of experience is complemented with studies in
printing technology at the Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY)
and an immersion in world class partnerships at Duke University (Durham, NC).
He holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Commerce
degree from Concordia University in Montreal. He is based in Kirkland, Quebec.
    Alcan Packaging is a world leader in value-added specialty packaging. It
delivers multi-material innovative solutions to customers around the world for
the food, pharmaceutical, beauty and tobacco markets. Led by Ilene Gordon,
president and CEO, Alcan Packaging is headquartered in Paris, France. With
129 facilities and 30,000 employees in 31 countries, it generated
US$6.2 billion revenues in 2007. For more information, please visit

    About Rio Tinto

    Rio Tinto is a leading international mining group headquartered in the
UK, combining Rio Tinto plc, a London and NYSE listed company, and Rio Tinto
Limited, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.
    Rio Tinto's business is finding, mining, and processing mineral
resources. Major products are aluminium, copper, diamonds, energy (coal and
uranium), gold, industrial minerals (borax, titanium dioxide, salt, talc) and
iron ore. Activities span the world but are strongly represented in Australia
and North America with significant businesses in South America, Asia, Europe
and southern Africa.

For further information:

For further information: Rio Tinto Alcan, Media Relations, Paris:
Chrystele Ivins, +33-1-57-00-24-18,; Alcan
Packaging, Paris: Colette Chauvière, +33-1-57-00-28-26,; Rio Tinto Alcan, Media Relations, Canada:
Michelle Adams, +1 514 848-8151,; Alcan Packaging,
Montreal: Jacqueline Murray, +1 514 630-9420 X2224,;

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