Alcoa names Beringause group president Featured

11:15am EDT February 27, 2006
Eric Beringause joined Alcoa as president of Alcoa Consumer Products, the global consumer business within Alcoa.

He was most recently senior vice president and global head of international strategy with Novartis’ Gerber Infant and Baby Products business. He has marketing and business development experience with several global consumer products companies.

Previously, he worked for four years at Novartis as senior vice president, global head-international strategy for Gerber Infant and Baby Products, where he had global accountability for Gerber’s nutrition businesses operating in 93 countries.

He has also worked as executive vice president for Edgewood Consulting Group Inc. and served in senior executive marketing and business development positions for ConAgra Food Inc’s. Grist Mill Store brand division and for the Pillsbury Co. Green Giant division. Earlier, he held product management positions at Nabisco Brands and Nestle Inc.

“Eric has extensive experience in market and business development for consumer products,” says Ruth Mack, vice president, Alcoa Group president, packaging and consumer products. “We welcome him to our team as we continue our focus on accelerating growth through new product development to advance Alcoa Consumer Products’ brands into a global market-driven leader.”

Beringause graduated from Vassar College with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and earned an MBA degree with a focus on marketing from Cornell University.

Janice Askew
joined TrueClose LLC as chief technology officer and vice president of engineering. She has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry and brings knowledge of eCommercesolutions, Web development and product engineering. She previously worked as vice president of e-commerce for MellonFinancial.

The board of directors of Snavely Forest Products elected John A. Stockhausen president and chief operating officer.

After graduating from West Virginia University, he began his career at Deloitte & Touche, where he worked for seven years. He then moved to the Laurel Group Ltd., where he spent six years as chief financial officer. He joined Snavely in 1990 as CFO.

PWCampbell appointed Susan F. Foley human resource manager. She has more than 10 years of experience in the field, most recently at Reese Partners Inc. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from Penn State and is a member of the Pittsburgh Human Resource Association.

Justin McElhattan
was elected to the newly created position of vice president, operations, for Industrial Scientific Corp. He joined the company in 1998 and has worked in positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as director of global operations. He earned a bachelor of science degree from Penn State and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.

Neville Chemical Co. promoted Ronald E. Molnar to director, information and communication technology. He joined the company in 1977 and has worked as a technician, programmer and manager, ICT applications, at the company.

Also at Neville, William J. Pesce was promoted to general counsel. He was also elected to serve as secretary to the board of directors. He joined the company in 1982 as manager, insurance and employee benefits. In 1995, he was named director of human resources. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in political sciences from Penn State and a J.D. from Duquesne University.

Denise J. Butler was promoted to director of finance. She has worked as a junior accountant, senior accountant and controller for the company. She earned a bachelor of science degree and an MBA from Robert Morris University.

Betty Barnes
joined Carnegie Learning to lead sales in the Eastern United States. She worked for the past 12 years at PLATO Learning Inc., where she most recently served as regional vice president, K-12, Maine to North Carolina. Prior to that, she worked as national sales manager for A+ Learning.

Thomas A. Mercer Jr.
was appointed director of Union Drilling Inc. following the resignation of W. Henry Harmon. Mercer will also serve on the audit committee of the company’s board of directors. He has been a partner of Ceres Capital Partners LP since 1995. Prior to that, he held management positions at Bank of Boston and First Gibraltar Bank.

Janice Rennie
has rejoined the board of directors of NOVA Chemicals Corp. She previously served on the board from 1991 to 2004, when she resigned due to professional commitments. She also served as a director of the company during that time.