BEACHWOOD, Ohio, September 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Aleris named Kelly R. Thomas vice president and Treasurer, effective September 1, 2011, responsible for Global Treasury operations, Investor Relations and Global Risk. Thomas, currently vice president, Global Risk, succeeds Michael J. Hobey, who will become vice president, Finance for the company's Rolled Products North America business.
Thomas has nearly 20 years of financial and commercial leadership experience. Prior to joining Aleris in 2010, Thomas was vice president, Alcoa Materials Management Europe. Before Alcoa, she held management positions at IBM and Reynolds Metals.
"Kelly brings a strong business orientation to this role," said Sean Stack, Aleris executive vice president and chief financial officer. "Her metal, commercial and risk experience will serve to augment and strengthen the Treasury best practices established by Mike Hobey."
Thomas has a B.S. in Finance from the University of Virginia.
Aleris is a privately-held, global leader in aluminum rolled products and extrusions, aluminum recycling and specification alloy production. Headquartered in Beachwood, Ohio, the company operates more than 40 production facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit http://www.aleris.com.