ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aluminum Association is pleased to announce that Heidi Biggs Brock has been named its new president, effective October 1, 2011. Ms. Brock will succeed Steve Larkin, who has served as the Association's president since 1998, and earlier this year announced his plan to retire at the end of 2011.
"Heidi will be a great asset to the Aluminum Association and a tremendous addition to our leadership team," said Steve Demetriou, Aleris chairman and chief executive officer and chairman of the Aluminum Association. "The Aluminum Association and our staff have accomplished a great deal under Steve Larkin's leadership during the past 13 years as he successfully led the Association through the most challenging time in the industry's history. I am certain that Heidi's skills, experience and drive will ensure continued success in the years to come as we take the industry's sustainability message to the next level."
Most recently Ms. Brock served as vice president of Federal and International Affairs for the Weyerhaeuser Company. She currently serves as a member of the executive committee and board of both the National Institute of Building Sciences and the US-Japan Leadership Program. Previously she was Weyerhaeuser's e-business vice president. In that role, she served on the board of ForestExpress, the industry-backed electronic marketplace formed in 2000 by Weyerhaeuser, Georgia-Pacific and International Paper now known as Liaison Technologies. She also held roles in the company's government affairs group in Washington, D.C., working on public policy issues, and in Weyerhaeuser's strategic planning organization. Prior to Weyerhaeuser, Ms. Brock served as a legislative assistant to former United States Senators Daniel J. Evans and Slade Gorton, responsible for natural resource issues.
Ms. Brock has a B.A. from the University of Puget Sound and an M.B.A. from Georgetown University.
The Aluminum Association, based in Arlington, Virginia, works globally to aggressively promote aluminum as the most sustainable and recyclable automotive, packaging and construction material in today's market. The Association represents U.S. and foreign-based primary producers of aluminum, aluminum recyclers and producers of fabricated products, as well as industry suppliers. Member companies operate more than 200 plants in the United States, with many conducting business worldwide.
SOURCE The Aluminum Association