IWCC Elects a New Chair: The International Wrought Copper Council (IWCC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Erwin Mayr, CEO of the Wieland Group, was elected Chair of the International Wrought Copper Council by the IWCC General Assembly at its recent meeting in Santiago, Chile.  Erwin Mayr succeeds Stefan Boel, formerly of Aurubis AG who was the IWCC’s longest serving Chair in its 66-year history.

Erwin Mayr worked for Alcan and subsequently Novelis for 14 years mostly in Europe as well as in the United States.  At the start of 2017, Erwin joined the Wieland Group as CEO.  Wieland is a global leader in copper and copper alloy semi-finished products and operates in more than 60 countries.

Erwin Mayr was elected to the IWCC Executive Board in 2017 and was appointed an IWCC Vice Chair in 2018.

Erwin said, “I am honoured to be appointed Chair of the IWCC, the organisation that represents the copper and copper alloy semis-fabricators around the globe. This sector is key to understanding the copper value chain; the semis-fabricators act as a bridge between copper refiners and end-user markets.  The IWCC is a strong organisation which has a powerful voice in the industry and the IWCC is uniquely placed to tackle the challenges and opportunities facing this dynamic industry going forward. I look forward to further strengthening the links between the IWCC and its partners in the copper industry.  I would also like to thank Stefan Boel for his leadership and guidance during the last five years.”

Stefan Boel said “During my term of office as Chair of the IWCC, the profile of the IWCC has been raised and relationships between the IWCC and organisations associated with copper have grown stronger.  It was an honour to have been Chair of the IWCC and I know that Erwin will take the organisation forward.”

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13 May 2019