Alba appoints new potline manager
Manama, August 4, 2010
Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) has appointed Abdul Raoof Mohammed Abdulla as the new manager of its potlines 4 and 5.
Abdulla has been with Alba for more than 10 years, and has been involved in various capacities in the maintenance and operations of potlines 4 and 5. He joined as an operator and through his hard work rose through the ranks by serving as supervisor, superintendent and acting manager of reduction maintenance and services.
He was an integral member of the committee that was responsible for Alba’s record breaking achievement of starting potline 5, the world’s longest pot line, in 77 days.
More recently, Abdulla has been part of the Operational Excellence Core Team leading successfully the implementation of the STAR 2010 Enterprise Performance Improvement Project.
Alba’s Chief Executive Laurent Schmitt said: “Abdul Raoof Mohammed Abdulla has consistently demonstrated a results-driven and logical approach towards achieving challenging tasks. These qualities are essential requisites in the successful operations of pot lines, which are at the very heart of any smelter. His appointment as the new manager of potlines 4 and 5 proves once again that Bahraini nationals possess the necessary expertise to compete on a global scale and strengthen Alba’s reputation as one of the world’s leading smelters.”
Abdulla has received Masters degree in aluminium smelting technology from the University of Auckland and a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the King Saud University. –TradeArabia News Service