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.
SOURCE Aluminum Association