Gordon was previously the president of Alcan's Food Packaging Americas sector. She succeeds Christel Bories who was recently appointed president and CEO of Alcan Engineered Products. Both appointments take effect December, 1, 2006.
"Ilene's appointment further highlights the depth of Alcan's management talent and the effectiveness of Alcan's succession planning process," says Dick Evans, president and CEO, Alcan Inc. "Ilene is well equipped to assume her new responsibilities and to lead the company's strategy of profitably growing Alcan's Packaging group. Her extensive experience and understanding of both the company and the packaging industry will serve her well in her new role."