Alumobility
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Who We Are

Whether it’s lightweighting, fuel efficiency, consumer technology evolution, safety, or beyond, aluminum can help you get to your bold future sooner.

Alumobility is a global ecosystem of the leading aluminum and enabling downstream technology partners committed to driving value for automakers and consumers. Through technical studies and thought leadership, Alumobility will help fulfill the promise of a lighter, more efficient, more sustainable mobility future.

Innovate with us

Who We Are

Whether it’s lightweighting, fuel efficiency, consumer technology evolution, safety, or beyond, aluminum can help you get to your bold future sooner.

Alumobility is a global ecosystem of the leading aluminum and enabling downstream technology partners committed to driving value for automakers and consumers. Through technical studies and thought leadership, Alumobility will help fulfill the promise of a lighter, more efficient, more sustainable mobility future.

Vision

To forge the future of mobility by helping visionary manufacturers create smarter, lighter, safer, and more sustainable vehicles.

Our Members

Aluminum Producers:

  • Constellium
  • Novelis



Downstream Partners:

  • ARO
  • Atlas Copco
  • Sika

Leadership

Thomas Rudlaff, Managing Director

As Managing Director, Thomas Rudlaff is responsible for the organization’s strategy and governance, including promoting Alumobility’s mission and expansion of the ecosystem through new members and partners.

A former engineering executive with Mercedes-Benz and Audi, Rudlaff brings more than 30 years of experience designing and developing lightweight vehicle structures to Alumobility. He has led multiple projects to launch fully aluminum vehicles, including the first aluminum-intensive vehicle at Mercedes-Benz. In addition to making vehicles safe and reliable, he is passionate about creating cars that are fun to drive, yet more sustainable for the environment. Earlier in his career, Rudlaff led an association dedicated to manufacturing technology. He has also been a regular contributor to industry organizations, including Automotive Circle.

Rudlaff holds a degree in physics from the University of Kaiserslautern and a PhD in laser technology from the University of Stuttgart.

 

 

 

Mark White, Technical Director

Mark White is Technical Director, Alumobility. In this role, he provides strategic guidance to the technical work streams, overseeing Alumobility’s studies and related partnerships and presenting them at various conferences and events.

With more than 30 years of automotive experience, predominately at Jaguar Land Rover, White has held a variety of leadership roles in body engineering, design, research, vehicle manufacturing processes and electrification. Throughout his career, he has focused on reducing overall vehicle weight, particularly in the car body and related systems, through the application of lightweight materials and part integration to achieve better performance at a lower cost.

White received an Honors Degree in Automotive Design from Coventry University and was awarded a Doctor of Engineering in 2011 for work on lightweight structures. He is a Professor at Brunel University London and the Industry Advisory Board Chairman for the Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology (BCAST).

Board of Directors

Pierre Labat, President

Pierre Labat is Vice President, Global Automotive, for Novelis Inc. In this role, which he assumed in 2016, Pierre is responsible for developing Novelis’ global automotive strategy with the objective of increasing aluminum adoption across North America, Europe, and Asia.

As a member of the Board of Directors for Alumobility, Pierre serves as President and is responsible for instituting the organization’s mission and vision as well as providing strategic guidance to the executive director.

Pierre holds a master’s degree in business administration from EDHEC Business School in France and completed the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD.

Jack Clark

Jack Clark, Vice President

Jack Clark is Senior Vice President, Manufacturing Excellence, and Chief Technical Officer for Constellium. In this role, he is responsible for research and technology and supervises all EHS, Lean, Continuous Improvement activities as well as Engineering, Reliability and CAPEX planning and execution.

As a member of the Board of Directors for Alumobility, Jack serves as Vice President, lending his expertise in aluminum technology development and global manufacturing to the organization’s mission.

Jack holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University.

Mike Rose

Mike Rose, Secretary

Mike Rose is Manager, Global Automotive for Novelis Inc. In this role, which he assumed in 2016, Mike manages the development and implementation of Novelis’ automotive strategy with the objective of increasing aluminum adoption across North America, Europe, and Asia.

As a member of the Board of Directors for Alumobility, Mike serves as Secretary and is responsible for the day-to-day management, governance and membership of the organization in collaboration with the executive director.

Mike holds a BBA in finance from the University of Georgia.

Lionel Gerber, Treasurer

Lionel Gerber is Sales Segment Manager for Heat Exchangers and New Markets, Automotive, for Constellium’s Packaging & Automotive Rolled Products business unit.

As a member of the Board of Directors of Alumobility, Lionel serves as Treasurer, overseeing financial administration and works closely with the executive director and committee leadership.

Lionel holds an Engineering degree in Industrial Systems from the Université de Technologie (UTT) de Troyes in France.

Stacie Tong

Stacie Tong, Communications Director

Stacie Tong is Director of Internal and Digital Communications at Constellium and also oversees automotive communications for the Group.

She leads the Communications Committee for Alumobility, which is responsible for the organization’s media relations and event management, as well as digital and social media.

Stacie holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Wayne State University and a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Xavier Varone, Technical Director

Xavier Varone is the Global Director of Automotive Technology for Novelis, Inc. In this role, he leads the company’s product innovation strategy and R&D across all regions for the automotive market.

As Technical Director for Alumobility, he is responsible for guiding the organization’s technical studies and innovation work stream.

Xavier holds a master’s degree in Material Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in business administration from ESCE International Business School in France.

Sustainability

Our commitment to sustainability:

Aluminum represents the promise of sustainability. Through lightweighting, we help vehicles become more efficient. Through recycling, we make certain aluminum lives through multiple lifecycles. And through unleashing new innovative possibilities, we represent the future of EV mobility.

See our commitment