Charles ‘Chuck’ Johnson has been named the president and CEO of the Aluminum Association, effective 3 January.
Johnson previously spent more than four years as president and CEO of the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA), a trade organisation representing the personal protective equipment and technologies industry. Before that, he served for 19 years at the Aluminum Association in roles of increased responsibility.
He previously served as vice president for policy at the Association, acting as key strategic adviser to the industry on issues including environmental regulation, occupational health and safety, community and consumer protection, international regulation and sustainability.
“I am thrilled to be part of the Aluminum Association’s next chapter during this exciting time for the US aluminium industry,” said Johnson.
“Aluminium has enormous opportunities and challenges in areas like global trade, recycling, climate and supply chain issues, and I look forward to working with the association’s leadership and staff on moving the industry forward.”
Johnson led the ISEA as his industry was at the forefront of the pandemic response in the winter and spring of 2020. He led a complete modernisation of the firm’s operations and accounting programme and spearheaded the passage of key liability legislation for safety equipment manufacturers.
Buddy Stemple, CEO of Constellium Rolled Products and Aluminum Association chair, commented: “Chuck is a natural born leader and also has a tremendous depth and breadth of experience on aluminium industry issues.
“He is uniquely qualified to step into this new role and I couldn’t be more excited to bring him on board.”