Heidi Brock

President & CEO

Heidi Biggs Brock joined the Aluminum Association as president in October 2011 and became CEO in October 2013. Before joining the Association, she was vice president of Federal and International Affairs leading the Washington DC office of Weyerhaeuser, a Fortune 500 company. Heidi’s positions spanning more than 18 years at Weyerhaeuser included vice-president of e-Business, director of Strategic Planning, and manager for Government Affairs, in addition to nine years as a corporate officer. Heidi currently serves as a board director with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) as well as vice chairman and board director for the NAM’s Council of Manufacturing Associations.

Ganesh Panneer


Ganesh Panneer serves as chairman of the Aluminum Transportation Group (ATG). He leads Novelis’ North American automotive business, including sales activities, program launch and development, supply chain and logistics, service and order fulfillment, and demand forecasting. Ganesh began his career as a product manager for DaimlerChrysler. He joined Novelis as a director of corporate strategy transitioning into the North America automotive director of sales position. In 2013, he moved to Europe as vice president and general manager of specialties for the region. Ganesh holds a degree in mechanical engineering from West Virginia University and an MBA from University of Michigan.

Doug Richman

Technical Chairman

Doug Richman is vice president of Engineering and Technology for Kaiser Aluminum. His background also includes almost 20 years of experience in development and design management at General Motors. Richman has been a long term member the Executive Committee of the ATG and is chairman of the Technical sub-committee. He also serves as co-chairman of the SAE
Light Metals committee. Richman holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the General Motors Institute and a Master of Business Administration degree in finance and operations research from the University of Detroit. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Michigan.

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