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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.
Mario Greco serves as chairman of the Aluminum Transportation Group (ATG). In a newly assigned role as global marketing director of automotive at Arconic, Mario will lead all marketing activities globally to continue the expansion of Arconic’s automotive sheet business. Previously, he served as director of the ground transportation market sector team in the growth and market strategy organization at Arconic. Mario originally joined Alcoa in 1996 as a product design engineer in the automotive structures business unit. Mario holds a B.S. and M.S. in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., and an MBA from the University of Bradford, England.
Duane Bendzinski is the global director of automotive technology for Novelis. In this role, he is responsible for leading the company’s product innovation strategy and research and development across all regions for the automotive market. Duane joined Novelis in 2013 as the global senior manager for automotive, where he oversaw the development and deployment of new products and technologies enabling transformational growth of aluminum body structures. Prior to joining Novelis, Duane held roles of increasing responsibility at Alcoa Inc. He has more than 30 years experience in the aluminum industry working in production, metallurgy, quality control, commercial and new product development. He has worked in most of the major aluminum markets for sheet and extrusions including automotive, aerospace and container.