Philip Martens is President and Chief Executive Officer of Novelis, the global leader in aluminum rolled products and the world's largest recycler of aluminum. The $10 billion company operates in nine countries, employing more than 11,000 people. Novelis supplies premium aluminum sheet and foil products to transportation, packaging, construction, industrial and consumer electronics markets throughout North America, Europe, Asia and South America.
Prior to joining Novelis in April 2009, Mr. Martens served as Senior Vice President of light vehicle systems for ArvinMeritor Inc. and President and CEO designate of Arvin Innovation. He was responsible for the overall strategic and operational management of the company's passenger vehicle components, modules and systems business. Prior to that, Mr. Martens served as President and COO of Plastech Engineered Products. From 1987 to 2005, he held various engineering and leadership positions at Ford Motor Company, most recently serving as group Vice President of product creation.
Mr. Martens holds a mechanical engineering degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Michigan. In 2003, Mr. Martens received a Doctorate in Automotive Engineering from Lawrence Technological University for his extensive contributions to the global automotive industry. Mr. Martens currently serves on the Board of Directors for Plexus Corporation, Graphic Packaging Holding Company and the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Mr. Martens is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta and is the immediate past chairman of the Center’s global fundraising committee.