Tadeu Nardocci is Senior Vice President and President, Novelis South America. Appointed to this position in May 2013, Nardocci leads all aspects of the company’s business in South America, including the ongoing expansion of aluminum rolling and recycling operations at its plant in Pindamonhangaba, Brazil, to serve the fast-growing can market.
Mr. Nardocci served as Senior Vice President and President, Novelis Europe, from 2009 to 2013, where he led the revitalization of the company’s business in the region, including increasing its focus on the automotive market and on closed-loop recycling agreements with automotive customers. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President of Innovation, Technology and Strategy for Novelis Inc. In this role, he was responsible for driving the innovation agenda for both products and processes throughout the company. Before that, he served as President, Novelis South America, where he led all aspects of the company's business in this region.
Prior to the formation of Novelis, Mr. Nardocci had been with Alcan since 1978, where he began as a rolling process engineer in the Utinga, Brazil, plant. He progressed through the organization, holding several manufacturing and operations positions before being named to the position of Managing Director for Alcan's Southeast Asian business, based in Kuala Lumpur. In this position, Mr. Nardocci was responsible for the company's rolling and extrusion business in Malaysia and Thailand. In July 2002, he was appointed President of Alcan Brazil Rolled Products, which eventually became part of Novelis in the spin-off from Alcan in 2005.
Born in São Paulo, Brazil, Mr. Nardocci graduated from University of São Paulo with a degree in metallurgy. He also attended post-graduation courses in business administration in Brazil and the United States, among other formal education programs.