Senior Management

Jesse E. Gary, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Mr. Gary joined Century in 2010. Mr. Gary was promoted to Executive Vice President and General Counsel in February 2013 and to Chief Operating Officer in April 2019. Mr. Gary was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer July 1, 2021 and was appointed to the Board of Directors, effective as of the same date. Mr. Gary brings valuable leadership, risk-management, and strategy-development experience to the Company and the Board, along with a strong track record of driving growth and innovation and a passion for safety. Mr. Gary also has extensive knowledge of the aluminum industry and global markets and, as the only management representative on our Board, Mr. Gary provides a unique perspective in Board discussions about the business and strategic direction of the Company. The Board benefits from his business insights and knowledge of the Company and the markets it serves. Prior to joining Century, Mr. Gary practiced law at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York. Mr. Gary received his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and his J.D. from Cornell Law School.

Gerald (Jerry) Bialek, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Bialek joined Century in August 2022 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Century, Mr. Bialek served in increasingly responsible positions at Ford Motor Company, Amcor Rigid Plastics and Johnson Controls, including his most recent roles as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President and Treasurer at Cooper Tire & Rubber Company. Mr. Bialek received his B.A. from the University of Michigan and his M.B.A. from Oakland University.

John DeZee, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Mr. DeZee joined Century in 2008 as Associate General Counsel. After taking on roles of increasing responsibility, Mr. DeZee was promoted to Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in May 2021. Mr. DeZee started his legal career at Paul Hastings LLP in Los Angeles and served as in-house counsel at James Hardie Building Products prior to joining Century. Mr. DeZee received his B.A. from Whitman College and his J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley Law School.

Gunnar Guðlaugsson, Executive Vice President, Global Operations and Managing Director of Nordural

Mr. Guðlaugsson joined Century in 2008 and was appointed Plant Manager of Nordural Grundartangi ehf. in 2009 and Vice President, European and Asian Operations and Plant Manager, Nordural Grundartangi in 2017. Mr. Guðlaugsson was appointed Managing Director of Nordural in 2019 and Executive Vice President, Global Operations in 2021. Prior to joining Century, Mr. Guðlaugsson held a number of senior management positions with Rio Tinto Alcan in Straumsvik over a period of more than 10 years. Mr. Guðlaugsson holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Aalborg in Denmark.

Peter A. Trpkovski, Senior Vice President, Finance and Treasurer

Mr. Trpkovski joined Century in 2013. Mr. Trpkovski was promoted to Director of Financial Planning and Analysis in 2019 and to Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations in 2022. Mr. Trpkovski was promoted to Senior Vice President, Finance and Treasurer during 2023. Prior to joining Century, Mr. Trpkovski was in the role of Senior Financial Analyst at Citigroup and prior to that he spent six years at Johnson Controls in a variety of roles of Engineering and Finance. Mr. Trpkovski received his BSE (Electrical and Computer Engineering) and MBA from the University of Michigan.

Matthew F. Aboud, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development

Mr. Aboud joined Century in May 2021 as Senior Vice President, Strategy & Business Development. Prior to joining Century, Mr. Aboud spent 18 years with Hydro Aluminum in a variety of roles, including his last role as Vice President – Extrusion Ingot & Wire Rod, where he oversaw both primary and secondary casthouse facilities throughout Europe and Vice President – Primary Metal North America, where he oversaw Hydro’s secondary casthouses and primary aluminum sales in the United States. He was a member of both the Board of Directors from 2016-2019 and the Executive Committee from 2018-2019 for the US Aluminum Association. Mr. Aboud received his B.A. from the University of Virginia and his M.B.A. from Columbia University.

Agust Hafberg, Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer

Agust Hafberg has been with Century since 2007 and served in a variety of commercial and business development roles before being promoted to Senior Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer in February 2019. Before joining Century, Mr. Hafberg held several management positions in shipping, logistics and consulting in Europe. Mr. Hafberg holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from University of Iceland.

Kenneth L. Calloway, Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Mr. Calloway joined Century in 2005 and has served in several roles, including most recently as Vice President of Human Resources. Mr. Calloway is retired from the US Army Reserves where he was as a Drill Instructor and a Combat Advisor during Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). He received a B.S. degree in Human Resource Management and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Bellevue University.

Robert Hoffman, Vice President, Information Technology and Chief Accounting Officer

Mr. Hoffman joined Century in October 2004 and was promoted to Corporate Controller in 2013 and Vice President, Chief Accounting and Information Officer in 2021. He previously served as the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis with the Company from May 2015 through May 2017 and as the Company’s Chief Information Officer beginning in June 2017. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Hoffman was the Accounting Manager at The Granite Rock Company, a fully integrated mining and civil engineering and construction company, from September 2003 through November 2004 and served as a Senior Associate at Mowat Mackie & Anderson LLP from October 2001 through August 2003. Prior to that, Mr. Hoffman was a senior auditor with Deloitte & Touche from January 1997 through October 2001. Mr. Hoffman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Golden Gate University, a Masters of Business in Finance from Saint Mary’s College of California and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

Steinunn Dögg Steinsen, Vice President, HSE, Sustainability and Management Systems

Ms. Steinsen joined Century in 2011 as an Environmental Specialist and was promoted to HSEQ Manager in 2018 and Vice President of HSE, Sustainability and Management Systems in 2021. Prior to joining Century Ms. Steinsen worked as an engineer at Samskip Iceland. Ms. Steinsen received a B.S and Master’s in Chemical Engineering from The Technical University of Denmark.

Gauti Höskuldsson , Vice President, Global Operations

Mr. Höskuldsson joined Norðurál in 1999, prior to Century’s acquisition in 2004. Mr. Höskuldsson has served in several managerial roles, including a promotion in 2009 to Director of Rodding and Potrooms. Mr. Höskuldsson was promoted to Vice President, Global Operations in 2021. Mr. Höskuldsson received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Iceland, a Master’s from The Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, and a Graduate Diploma in Aluminum Smelting Technology from The University of New South Wales.

Theresa Brainerd, Global Corporate Controller

Ms. Brainerd joined Century in September 2023 as Global Corporate Controller.  Prior to joining Century, Ms. Brainerd held senior accounting and finance positions at Atkore International and Motorola Solutions.  Ms. Brainerd began her career in public accounting at Deloitte and BDO.  She is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Masters of Science in Accountancy from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.