The Aluminium Federation (ALFED), the trade association which represents the UK Aluminium Industry, has elected Colin Davies as its president.

Mr Davies is sales director for Alcoa Europe Flat Rolled Products and he succeeds Henry Dickinson as president.

Mr Davies is the sales director responsible for Alcoa’s flat rolled products Aerospace and Defence sales into Europe, the Middle East, South America and Russia. He is based at Alcoa’s Kitts Green, Birmingham, UK plant and joined British Alcan at its Birmingham rolling mill in 1985.

Mr Davies said he aimed to ensure that the industry’s importance through its contribution to the UK economy and manufacturing base was further supported by the UK government.