Brad Russell and Ramon Romero were initially unsure of their longer-term plans after serving in the United States military. However, once they began careers in manufacturing, they quickly realized how to harness leadership skills they had gained during years of service, including confidence, decision-making and accountability. Now, they are helping other military members make similar transitions. Recently, Brad Russell, Operations Leader at the Novelis Greensboro, Georgia facility, shared his story with Army service members at Fort Riley, Kansas through a Heroes MAKE America event sponsored by Novelis. Russell, inspired by his father and grandfather’s prior service in the armed forces, […]
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently launched its national initiative, Talent Forward, featuring companies committed to strengthening the workforce of today and growing a stronger workforce of tomorrow.
Recently, Novelis hosted a two-day workshop for nearly 100 women and men from across our North America sites to discuss ways to better attract, engage, retain and advance women at the company. We gained inspiration from many leaders and received their call to action to support diversity and inclusion. From the valuable discussions, we gathered the following key insights.
Since 2012, Novelis has been an international partner of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), in support of developing future talent for STEM careers. And from April 27-30, five Novelis-sponsored teams – one from Switzerland, three from the U.S. and one from Brazil – competed in the FIRST Global Championship in St. Louis. FIRST is dedicated to inspiring students interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through robotics – a subject very important to Novelis. By supporting FIRST engineering competitions, mentoring students, donating aluminum and providing financial assistance to more than 15 robotics teams across our regions, Novelis […]
In honor and recognition of International Women’s Day, Novelis employees around the world wore purple to celebrate the many contributions that women make across the business each and every day. Through its Women in Novelis (WiN) program, Novelis is working to ensure all employees have the right tools, resources and opportunities to grow, thrive and develop. Throughout the month of March, Novelis will host numerous events to embrace and leverage the company’s diversity. By providing a forum for everyone to participate, share ideas and network, Novelis is committed to accelerating the advancement of women at all levels of our organization.
Novelis employees truly appreciate what it means to be a member of our communities and a good neighbor to those in need. Through Novelis’ charitable investment and volunteer program called Novelis Neighbor, employees volunteer their time, talents and treasures throughout the year, and especially during the month of October through our One Novelis Volunteer Month. With our One Novelis Volunteer Month having just ended I just want to say, thank you. Thank you to all the Novelis volunteers who helped impact more than 23,000 people globally. Together, we invested more than $400,000 into our projects which helped in the building […]
This holiday season, Novelis would like to thank our employees, our customers and our partners around the world for being a part of our lives and our business each and every day. From the successes we achieve to the challenges we each face, the people we meet and work with are what keep us going, make us stronger and remind us of all we have to be grateful for this holiday season. From all of us at Novelis, we wish you a safe and joyous holiday season!
“If it doesn’t challenge you, you are probably not growing,” says Joanne McInnerney, Vice President of Global Talent Management, Novelis. That’s the mantra she lives by. We recently interviewed Joanne to learn more about what this mantra means to her and how it has influenced her thinking and leadership at Novelis. Q: You’ve been with Novelis for nearly six years. What challenges you, excites you and keeps you coming back for more? A: The thing I love most about Novelis is that there is always something new to learn. We are a young company, but we also have a deep […]
We use phones, email, video conferencing, even text messages, just like everyone else. But when it comes to working collaboratively as a truly global company, and supporting the communities where we operate, we at Novelis do things a little differently.
The Novelis Oswego plant has the largest, most advanced fire department in the company, and in all of Oswego County, New York. With heavy machinery, molten aluminum and furnaces that reach more than 1,300 degrees Fahrenheit (700o C), the Department must be prepared for anything, and they are. We sat down with Jason Dexter, Fire Chief, Novelis Fire Department, Oswego, to get the inside scoop on what it means to be a Novelis firefighter. Q: How long have you been fighting fires? Jason: Since I was 16 years old. My father was a firefighter, both my grandfathers were firefighters, even my […]
Some of the world’s most impactful scientists are those with a passion and a vision for creating positive change in the world. Jeromey Beaman, a recipient of the 2014 Novelis STEM Scholarships, is on track to becoming one of those scientists. A pre-med student at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, Jeromey is pursuing a major in biology and plans to go on to practice in neonatology – a subspecialty of pediatrics focused on newborn infant care, especially for the ill or premature. We asked Jeromey a few questions about where he gets his inspiration and desire to pursue a […]