Jon Ola Ystgaard, who until recently worked as General Manager of Aludyne Norge AS in Farsund, has been appointed Plant Manager at Hydro’s alumnium plant in Husnes. In his new role he will report to Head of Primary Production in Hydro Aluminum Metal, Ola Sæter.

Jon Ola started at Elkem Aluminum Mosjøen in 2000 and worked as an electrolysis process engineer before he moved to Oslo to work on projects in Elkem Aluminium.

In 2006, Mr Ystgaard took over the position as Technical Manager at Elkem Aluminum Lista before becoming Electrolysis Manager at the plant in 2007.

Since 2014, he has been the General Manager of Aludyne Norge AS, an aluminum car parts manufacturer based in Farsund.


Mr Ystgaard graduated as a metallurgist from NTNU in 1999.

As previously announced, former Plant Manager, Johan Berg, has taken on a new position in Qatalum, Qatar. Hans Petter Lange has been acting Plant Manager at Hydro Husnes since 1 July.

Ystgaard will start in his new position on October 11.

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