Novelis has announced that Paul Banks will be Plant Manager of its new $300 million automotive sheet manufacturing facility in Guthrie, Kentucky.

Banks has more than 25 years of experience in the aluminium rolling industry, including previous managerial positions with Novelis and its joint ventures.

A long-time aluminium industry expert and Kentucky native, Banks will be responsible for overseeing the development and construction of the recently-announced project, as well as hiring 125 new employees to help operate the facility.