Aleris Names Jeffrey A. Byrd Vice President, Aleris Operating System

By Aleris International Inc., PRNE
Monday, July 4, 2011

BEACHWOOD, Ohio, July 5, 2011 -

Aleris named Jeffrey A. Byrd vice president, Aleris Operating
System (AOS), effective July 1, 2011.  Byrd will lead this
global operating system of integrated principles, operating
practices and tools to drive transformational and continuous
improvements.  He will report to Aleris chairman and chief
executive officer Steven J. Demetriou.

Byrd previously was vice president Operations & Supply Chain
for the company’s Rolled Products North America business.
 Before that he served as vice president Supply Chain for that
segment.  Byrd joined Aleris in 2004.  Earlier, he was
director Manufacturing and Supply Chain Operations for Alflex
Corporation and director, Materials Planning for Commonwealth
Aluminum Company, and held operations, sales and technical roles at
Barmet Aluminum Corporation.

“Jeff’s appointment to this new position emphasizes our
commitment to strengthen our operations,” said Demetriou.
 ”AOS is key to transforming our core processes across the
enterprise to support our growth, productivity and customer service

Byrd holds an M.B.A. from Ashland University and a B.A. in
Finance and Management from Walsh University.

About Aleris

Aleris is a privately-held, global leader in aluminum rolled
products and extrusions, aluminum recycling and specification alloy
production.  Headquartered in Beachwood, Ohio, the company
operates more than 40 production facilities in North America,
Europe and Asia.  For more information, visit href="">

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