Dutch aluminium semi producer Constellium N.V. announced Thursday that Jean-Marc Germain has been appointed as the firm’s Chief Executive Officer by its Board of Directors. Germain begins his new role on Monday, succeeding Pierre Vareille. Vareille announced his retirement earlier this year, but has agreed to stay on in an advisory capacity so as to facilitate a smooth transition.
“Jean-Marc brings a wealth of experience and deep industry expertise to Constellium,” said the firm’s Chairman, Richard “Dick” Evans. “We are confident Jean-Marc will successfully build on Constellium’s solid foundation and lead the Company through its next stage of profitable growth. The Board is extremely grateful to Pierre for his invaluable service and guidance while serving as CEO. Pierre was instrumental to the strategic and operational transformation of Constellium. He successfully led its global development, spearheading our IPO and listing on the New York Stock Exchange in 2013, and creating a global leader through major investments, new joint ventures and customer partnerships. We wish him all the best in his retirement.”
“I am very excited to join Constellium and look forward to working with the team to build on the fundamental strengths of the business and its core markets of automotive, aerospace and packaging,” Germain said. “Thanks to its talented people, strategic assets and leading technology, Constellium is well positioned to take advantage of the tremendous opportunities for growth and innovation in the aluminium industry. I look forward to continuing to shape a successful future for Constellium.”
An alumnus of Ecole Polytechnique in Paris (graduating with a Master of Science in 1989) and a citizen of both France and the United States, Germain has been the Chief Executive Officer of Baltimore’s Algeco Scotsman, a global business services provider focused on modular space and secure portable storages, since March 2012. Prior to that Germain held several positions of leadership in the aluminium industry, including senior executive roles in operations, sales and marketing, financial planning, and strategy with Pechiney, Alcan and Novelis.