ROSEMONT, Ill., July 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sapa, the world leader in aluminum solutions, announced today that it has added two key staff positions to its North American extrusion operations. Dawn Young, Director of Compliance, and Jason Adams, Vice President of Quality & Continuous Improvement, have joined the Chicago area based Sapa Extrusion North America team, with a focus on strengthening the company's compliance and quality organization throughout Sapa's entire North American extrusion operations.
Young comes to Sapa with more than twenty years of compliance experience in a variety of highly regulated industries, including aerospace and defense, healthcare, and electronics. She is a certified compliance and ethics professional with extensive experience in global compliance leadership. Young will report to Sapa's Chief Compliance Officer, with a dotted line to the Sapa Extrusion North America Vice President & General Counsel. Young will further enhance Sapa's focus on managing compliance risks and creating streamlined compliance processes, as well as providing the company with additional ongoing compliance communications and training.
Adams is a seasoned quality professional in the steel industry where his areas of responsibility included engineering, process technology, operations management, supply chain, continuous improvement and quality management. Adams will report to the Sapa Extrusion North America Business Area President and will lead the development of Sapa's Extrusion North America quality systems, processes and organization. Additionally, he will be responsible for managing and strengthening the company's continuous improvement efforts.
"I am very pleased to announce the addition of Dawn and Jason to our Extrusion North American team," said Charlie Straface, Business Area President for Sapa Extrusion North America. "We continue to recognize the tremendous importance of compliance and quality in delivering a consistently high value product to our customers. Focusing our efforts on this area will ensure we continue to provide the North American market with the very finest extruded aluminum."
About Sapa Sapa is the world leader in innovative aluminum solutions, shaping a lighter future through a global reach and local presence within extrusions, building systems and precision tubing. The company has 23,500 employees in more than 40 countries. Global headquarters are located in Oslo, Norway.