GLAFRI New leader for the aluminium business

by Editor
Monday, September 26, 2016
Oliver Hommel has been elected in Shanghai as GLAFRI’s new President.
Oliver Hommel has been elected in Shanghai as GLAFRI’s new President.

Oliver Hommel, Head of Product Area Foil BU Global Products Hydro Aluminium, has been elected as President of the Global Aluminium Foil Roller Initiative (GLAFRI) at the organisation’s General Assembly held in Shanghai.

The Vice-Presidents of GLAFRI who have been elected are:
• Simon Chan, Executive Vice President and Executive Director, Xiashun Holdings
• Göksal Güngör, General Manager, Assan Aluminyum
• Patrick Lawlor, CEO/President, Granges Americas.

GLAFRI is the global association coordinating actions on sustainability in order to support foil market growth and promote innovative developments. Almost 10% of annual global aluminium primary production is converted to aluminium foil. The initiative is happy to welcome new members and already represents 60 members from 28 countries. These companies account for about half of the global production of aluminium foil and thin strip below 200 microns.

The General Assembly took place during the Global Aluminium Foil Roller Conference (GLAFCO) in Shanghai which was attended by more than 120 delegates. The focus of the presentations focused primarily on foil market development around the globe, sustainability, and customer’s and supplier’s views. The next conference is planned for the first quarter of 2019.