Patrick M. (Pat) Franc, President and CEO of Louisville, KY-based Tri-Arrows Aluminum, Inc., will immediately assume the vacant position of Chairman of The Aluminum Association through Fall of 2013, per a vote of the Association's Executive Committee.
"Pat has extensive leadership experience within The Aluminum Association," said Aluminum Association President, Heidi Brock. "His broad knowledge of the industry and the Association will be invaluable as we seek to promote aluminum as the most sustainable material for fuel-efficient transportation, green building products and consumer packaging."
Franc joined Tri-Arrows Aluminum (formerly known as ARCO Aluminum) in March 2002 as President. Previously, he had held various global leadership positions with BP in the firm's various commodity and specialty thermoplastics businesses.
Tri-Arrows Aluminum has been a leader in the aluminum can sheet manufacturing industry for over 25 years and specializes in 3000 and 5000 series alloys. The firm has a manufacturing joint venture, Logan Aluminum which recently received the inaugural 2012 Aluminum Mill Excellence award by American Metal Market.
Franc previously served as Chairman of the Association from 2006 - 2007. "I'm honored by the faith placed in me by my colleagues on The Aluminum Association's Executive Committee," said Franc. "The Aluminum Association contributes significantly to the success of my company and the industry. I'm pleased to fill this role and offer my experience for the remainder of the term."
Franc joins the Association's leadership team of Vice-Chairman Layle "Kip" Smith, President and CEO of Noranda Aluminum, and Executive Committee Chairman, Jean Simon, President of Primary Metals for Rio Tinto Alcan.