Skillingberg Named Aluminum Association's Vice President, Technology

Dec 18, 2000, 00:00 ET from Aluminum Association

    WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael H. Skillingberg has been named
 vice president, technology of The Aluminum Association in an announcement made
 today by J. Stephen Larkin, president of the association.  Previously,
 Skillingberg was manager of the business development department of the
 corporate research division for Reynolds Metals Company in Richmond, Virginia.
 He succeeds John Green, who will retire from the association in January.
     "With Michael's management experience and solid record in technology
 research, he will be a tremendous asset to our technology team," Larkin said.
 "We are pleased to have him on board as we move forward promoting the growth
 of aluminum products and carrying our value message to our customers, the
 government and the public."
     In his new position, Skillingberg will be responsible for all technology
 activities of The Aluminum Association.  This includes developing and
 maintaining industry product standards and nomenclature; conducting technical
 activities in the areas of occupational health and safety; maintaining
 technical publications to promote and facilitate the use of aluminum;
 promoting the development of sound technical practices for the use of aluminum
 through technical workshops, seminars and short courses; supporting key
 association committees; supporting technical interactions with the government,
 academic community and professional societies.
     Skillingberg's responsibilities at Reynolds included managing a team
 responsible for corporate research's business development activities including
 technical sales, government contracts, competitive intelligence and patent
 strategy.  He also managed research groups responsible for a range of product
 development and implementation activities.  Skillingberg joined Reynolds
 Metals Company in 1978 as a research scientist and was promoted to division
 metallurgical engineer for the mill productions division in 1989, later
 becoming the chief metallurgical engineer in 1993.
     Skillingberg holds a bachelor's degree in materials science and
 engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He also attended
 the Cooperative Graduate Engineering Program at the University of Virginia and
 the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
 Skillingberg is a member of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society and Sigma
 Xi.  He holds several patents and has been widely published in the United
 States and abroad.
     The Aluminum Association, based in Washington, DC, with offices in
 Detroit, MI, represents U.S. and foreign-based primary producers of aluminum,
 recyclers, and producers of semi-fabricated products.  Member companies
 operate almost 200 plants in the U.S. and many conduct business worldwide.

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