Aleris Makes Appointments To Senior Leadership Team

Mike Keown Named Senior Vice President and General Manager, North America

Ronald Lane Named Senior Vice President, Global Manufacturing

Nov 16, 2015, 08:15 ET from Aleris


CLEVELAND, Nov. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aleris announced today two leadership appointments to its senior management team.  Mike Keown has been named senior vice president and general manager of Aleris North America.  Ronald Lane has been named senior vice president, Global Manufacturing.  Both executives report directly to President and CEO Sean Stack.


“Mike and Ron are two seasoned leaders who have played a critical role in helping Aleris build considerable momentum over the past year as we drive our growth strategy and strengthen our operations and our position as a supplier to fast-growing industries like automotive, aerospace and building and construction,” Sean Stack, Aleris President and CEO said. 

Mr. Keown most recently served as vice president, Marketing and Supply Chain for North America.  Prior to that Mr. Keown spent three years working for Aleris in Europe, where he served most recently as vice president and general manager of our Extrusions business and vice president of Supply Chain, Europe.  Mr. Keown has been with the company for 17 years, holding positions of increasing responsibility in finance, metal procurement, supply chain and business unit management.

Mr. Lane served as vice president of operations in Aleris North America where he has brought new energy and focus to Aleris’ drive for enhanced operational excellence across North America.   Mr. Lane has a unique, broad background with extensive global experience, including several leadership positions within the specialty chemicals/materials industries.

“Mike is passionate about the products we make and the customers we serve, and he understands the complexity of our operations. Ron brings a similar passion for safety, an in-depth knowledge of operational reliability, and an excellent track record of operational improvement. Their addition to our senior leadership team will bring new energy to our focus on customers and operational excellence,” Stack said.

Today’s appointments will take effect immediately.

About Aleris
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 

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