Philadelphia, PA – April 30, 2014. Djalma Novaes Jr. has been named President of CROWN Embalagens Metálicas da Amazônia S.A. (Crown Brazil), a joint venture of Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK) (Crown) (www.crowncork.com) and Évora S.A. of Porto Alegre, Brazil. The appointment was effective on March 1. Mr. Novaes succeeds Rinaldo Lopes, who spent more than 30 years with Crown.
Mr. Novaes returns to Crown Brazil from Fitesa, a nonwoven producer and a subsidiary of Évora S.A., where he served as Chief Operating Officer since March 2012. Before that, Mr. Novaes held a number of positions within the Crown organization including Director of Operations for Crown Brazil, as well as Area Manager and Vice President of Operations at CROWN Beverage Packaging North America. Mr. Novaes first joined Crown in 1998.
“Crown is committed to supporting its operations throughout South America, where we work with both multinational and regional beverage companies to promote and enhance their brands,” says Raymond L. McGowan, President of Crown’s Americas Division. “We are pleased to have Djalma back at Crown Brazil and we are confident that the team, under his leadership, will continue to deliver exceptional products and services to our customers.”
Mr. Novaes earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro and another in History from Universidade do Vale do Sapucaí in Minas Gerais. In addition, he earned an MBA degree from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo. He also completed a General Manager Program at Harvard University.
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