Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ: CENX) today announced that Giulio Casello has been named to the newly created position of senior vice president of business development. In this position, he will be responsible for identifying and securing new growth opportunities in the areas of primary aluminum, bauxite and alumina.
Casello joined Century in Sept. 2005 from Alcoa, where he served as Director of Western Australian Operations for Alcoa World Alumina in Pinjarra, Australia. Prior to this posting, he performed in a number of key capacities for Alcoa, including General Manager, North American and European Operations for Alcoa World Chemicals, Kwinana Refinery Location Manager and Pinjarra Refinery Production Manager.
Mr. Casello holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Western Australia, and a Masters of Engineering Management from Curtin University.
"Giulio's aluminum background and international experience make him well suited for this role," said president and chief executive officer Logan Kruger. "We feel that this is an important step in our continuing efforts to create profitable growth for the company."
Century Aluminum Company owns primary aluminum capacity in the United States and Iceland, as well as an ownership interest in alumina and bauxite assets in the United States and Jamaica. Century's corporate offices are located in Monterey, California.
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