DETROIT, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Aluminum Association elected Richard Kerr, president and chief operating officer, IMCO Recycling, Inc. as its new chairman of the board today at the association's annual membership meeting in Detroit. Kerr succeeds Richard B. Evans, president of Alcan Aluminum Corporation and the Alcan Global Fabrication Group. Kerr's two-year term begins January 1, 2000. Association members also elected two new members to its board: Dietrich M. Gross, chairman and chief executive officer, Jupiter Aluminum Corporation (Hammond, IN) and Michael F. Finucane, vice president, sales and marketing, Nichols Aluminum (Davenport, IA). These members will serve for two years, beginning January 1, 2000. Re-elected to the board were Chris Barnes, chief operating officer, Spectrulite Consortium, Inc. (Madison, IL); Mark Durst, president, ARCO Aluminum, Inc. (Louisville, KY); Kurt F. Leopold, chief executive officer, Valimet, Inc. (New York, NY); Robert Longenecker, chairman, KB Alloys, Inc. (Reading, PA); Ronald Rowe, vice president, finance, Noranda Aluminum, Inc. (Franklin, TN); and Joseph S. Viland, president, Wabash Alloys, L.L.C. (Wabash, IN). These members will serve for another two years. Other members serving on the board are Joseph A. Bonn, vice president business planning and corporate development, Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp. (Pleasanton, CA); Craig P. Eddy, president and chief executive officer, Coastal Aluminum Rolling Mills, Inc. (Williamsport, PA); Steven F. Fehling, vice president, planning & business development, Alcan Aluminum Corporation (Mayfield Heights, OH); Roark L. Keeler, vice president, Aluminum Precision Products (Santa Ana, CA); Gerald A. Meyers, president and chief operating officer, Century Aluminum Company (Monterey, CA); Kenneth D. Peterson, Jr., chief executive officer and chairman of the board, Columbia Ventures Corporation (Vancouver, WA); Norman E. Wells, Jr., president and chief executive officer, Easco Corp. (Girard, OH); Brett Wilcox, president, Northwest Aluminum Company (The Dalles, OR); and Russell Wisor, vice president, government affairs, Alcoa Inc. (Washington, DC). The Aluminum Association, based in Washington, D.C., represents primary and secondary producers of aluminum, recyclers, and producers of semi- fabricated products. Member companies operate approximately 200 plants in 35 states.
SOURCE Aluminum Association