Gary Yogan has been appointed Vice President, Global Can Sales, effective April 1. Yogan will be responsible for maintaining Novelis' position as a leading provider of beverage can sheet worldwide with a focus on innovation and sustainability. Key to this role will be the continued market growth of the company's high-recycled content evercan™ product.
Ganesh Panneer has been named Vice President and General Manager, Light Gauge and Specialties, North America, succeeding Yogan, effective September 1. Panneer joined Novelis in 2011 and held management roles in strategy and automotive sales before relocating to Europe as Vice President and General Manager, Specialties, Europe, in 2013.
Succeeding Panneer in Europe will be Markus Gartner who has been named Vice President and General Manager, Specialties, Europe, effective September 1. Gartner joined Novelis in 2012 and over the past three years has held strategy and commercial roles in Europe, most recently as Sales Director, Specialties. Gartner holds a doctorate in electrical engineering from ETH Zurich, a master's degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University, and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg in Germany. He will continue to be based in Kusnacht, Switzerland.