John Habisreitinger – Chief Operating Officer
John has over 30 years of industry experience in the bauxite, aluminum and alumina sectors. He has recently served as the President of the company’s NICHE business and Executive Vice President for New Day Aluminum. Prior to that assignment, he was the President of Noranda Alumina LLC. He has also held senior level positions with Kaiser Aluminum, Norandal and Noranda.
John is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University, and received his MBA from the University of New Orleans. He is also a board member of the Louisiana Chemical Association with which he has been affiliated since 2016.
Gary Bonham - VP/GM NICHE Chemical Products
Gary has over 30 years of experience in the alumina and alumina chemicals industry. Prior to his current roles as Vice President and General Manager of NICHE Chemical Products, Gary was the Vice President of Sales for Noranda Alumina with responsibility for both alumina and alumina chemical sales. Over the course of his career, he has also held senior level roles with responsibility for Bauxite Sales, Business Development and Logistics. Gary graduated from Rutgers University and has a BS in Ceramic Engineering/Material Sciences.
Trevor Buness - Senior Director of Finance
Trevor Buness is the Senior Director of Finance for New Day and leads our Finance teams across the business. He previously served as the Director of Finance for our NICHE Industruial Products business with responsibility for our two European operations as well as the US Chemical Grade Alumina business. Trevor also spent 3 years in Jamaica as the Finance Controller of our Bauxite operation. Prior to joining Noranda, Trevor spent over 20 years in accounting and finance roles in various manufacturing companies from small start-up operations to large multi-national conglomerates. He is a graduate of St. Cloud State University with a BS in Accountancy, and has passed the CPA exam.
Delroy Dell – Vice President and General Manager - Noranda Bauxite
Delroy has over 29 years of experience in the bauxite and alumina industry. Prior to joining Noranda as Operations Director, Delroy managed the integrated bauxite and alumina operations for Windalco Alumina. Delroy is a graduate of the University of the West Indies, with a Master’s in Management and Information Systems.
Joe Pampinto – Vice President and General Manager – Noranda Alumina
Joe has more than 20 years of experience in the aluminum sector in various executive and leadership positions. He was most recently Senior Vice President/Plant Manager at Constellium’s downstream operations in Muscle Shoals, Alabama and served during 2016 as Interim President of Constellium– Alabama Operations in addition to his plant management responsibilities. Joe was also an elected official serving 22 years as the Chairman of the Board of Education and member of the City Council. Joe holds a B.S. in Management from the University of North Alabama.
Steven Smith – Chief Human Resources Officer & SVP
Steven has nearly 30 years of experience in leading human resources organizations in the food and heavy manufacturing industries. He has a strong background in M&A and leading complex integrations. In previous assignments, Steven has served as Vice President of Human Resources & Integration for Post Holdings and Vice President of Human Resources for Ralcorp Holdings, Inc. Steven serves as Chairman of the Board for Victory Through Grace Ministries and holds a BS in Occupational Health & Safety from Murray State University.
Chris Young - VP Business Development
Chris has more than ten years of experience in the aluminum industry, and more than 30 years of experience in leadership of supply chain operations, business operations, business development, and business process transformation. Industry experience includes paper/paperboard manufacturing, industrial distribution, consumer products, and business services. Chris started his career as an officer in the United States Navy. Chris too is the chairman of the board of a mutual fund trust. Chris graduated from Duke University with a bachelor’s degree, and earned an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.