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.

Craig C. Conti, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Conti joined Century in July 2018 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Century, Mr. Conti served as Corporate Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis of Illinois Tool Works (ITW) and previously served as Chief Financial Officer of ITW’s welding segment. Before joining ITW, Mr. Conti spent fifteen years in increasingly responsible positions at General Electric Company, including serving as Vice President of Finance for GE Capital’s Rail Services business and Chief Financial Officer of Global Services for GE Transportation. Mr. Conti is a graduate of Siena College and holds an M.B.A. from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management.

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 Gudlaugsson, Executive Vice President, Global Operations and Managing Director of Nordural

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

Michelle M. Harrison, Senior Vice President, Finance and Treasurer

Ms. Harrison joined Century in 2000. Ms. Harrison was promoted to Vice President and Treasurer in 2007 and to Senior Vice President, Finance and Treasurer in March 2014. Prior to joining Century she worked as an auditor for Deloitte & Touche. Ms. Harrison is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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, Vice President, Human Resources

Mr. Calloway joined Century in 2005 and has served in several roles, including most recently as Corporate Director 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.