CLEVELAND, June 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Aleris Corporation announced today that it has appointed Jack Govers executive vice president, president of Europe and Global Markets. In this role, Govers will oversee all aspects of the European business as well as the company's global automotive and aerospace strategy. Govers joined Aleris on June 20 and will report directly to Sean Stack, Aleris president and chief executive officer.
Govers most recently served as general manager, Global Forms for SABIC, one of the world's leading petrochemical producers. In this capacity, he was leading a global business team focused on serving and innovating with customers in the automotive, aerospace and consumer electronics markets. Jack also previously served as general manager of SABIC's global sheet and film business, during which he also had management board oversight for the Europe region for SABIC Innovative Plastics.
"Jack has extensive experience leading both global and regional teams within large industrial companies, making him a great fit to step in and lead our European business and drive continued growth in our global markets," Stack said. "Jack's leadership will help us accelerate our work to achieve sustainable, reliable operations and continue the shift in our product mix toward more value-added aerospace, automotive and industrial products."
Govers became part of the SABIC team following the company's acquisition of GE Plastics in 2007. Previously, he spent 15 years at General Electric, holding various leadership positions in operations, business development, sales and marketing across GE Plastics, GE Capital, and GE Corporate.
Govers holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Technology in Delft, The Netherlands and graduated as a Navy officer from the Royal Navy Institute in Den Helder, The Netherlands.
Aleris is a privately held, global leader in aluminum rolled products serving diverse industries including aerospace, automotive, building and construction, commercial transportation and industrial manufacturing. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Aleris operates production facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.aleris.com.
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