Aludium, supplier of aluminium solutions for the distribution and industrial market in Europe, has appointed Lionel Chapis as the company's new Chief Executive Officer, effective March 1, 2020. Chapis, who most recently served as Managing Director, Automotive Solutions, at Constellium, brings over two decades of experience in the aluminum industry to this new role. Oliver Bell, who has served as Interim Chief Executive Officer, will support Chapis during the transition period through March and then continue in his role as member of the Board of Directors and Operating Partner of Atlas Holdings, which owns Aludium.
“We are extremely pleased to announce that Lionel Chapis has agreed to join our team and serve as Aludium’s next Chief Executive Officer,’ Bell said. “Having served in several senior leadership roles at companies across the aluminum industry, Lionel is uniquely qualified to lead our team and build upon the strong foundation we have in place today. Lionel is passionate about what we do here at Aludium, and has a strong track record of developing and executing growth strategies and delivering bottom-line results. He’s a great fit, and we’re excited to welcome him to our team.”
“I am very excited and grateful for the opportunity to join Aludium and help lead the company into this next chapter,” said Chapis. “Thanks to Oliver and the entire team, Aludium is strategically placed in the aluminum market and has been value-added supplier in the industry. We will continue to innovate, to deliver superior service to our customers and ensure that our employees operate in a safe, best in class work environment.”
“We are fortunate to be able to partner with Lionel at Aludium; the Company will benefit greatly from his deep sector expertise and ability to build a high-performance commercial enterprise,” said Daniel Cromie, Partner of Atlas Holdings.
Over the last several months, the Company has taken several important steps to strengthen its already market-leading position, including strategic investments in Aludium’s casting capabilities and commercial portfolio offering.
“We are excited about the forward momentum and growth of the business. We are extremely grateful for Oliver’s steadfast leadership as Interim CEO and are enthusiastic about his on-going involvement as he resumes the full-time role as member of the Board and as Operating Partner of Atlas Holding. This is an exciting time for Aludium. We look forward to the on-going contributions that Aludium will make in the aluminum market on behalf of its customers and employees,” added Cromie.