John Habisreitinger – President
John has over 30 years of industry experience in the bauxite, aluminum and alumina sectors. He has recently served as the President of the NICHE business and Executive Vice President for Atlantic Alumina. Prior to that assignment, he was the President of Atlantic Alumina LLC. He has also held senior level positions with Kaiser Aluminum, Norandal and Noranda.
John is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University, and received his MBA from the University of New Orleans. He is also a board member of the Louisiana Chemical Association with which he has been affiliated since 2016.
Antonio Melo - Chief Operating Officer
Antonio has an extensive background in the bauxite and alumina industry, having held both technical and operational leadership roles over the course of his career. These roles have included Alumar Technical Manager; Regional Technical Manager for Alcoa Latin America and Caribbean; Pocos de Caldas Refinery, Mining and Chemicals Manager; Jamalco Refinery Manager; and Jamalco Managing Director and CEO.
Antonio has a BS in Chemical Engineering and graduated from the University of Federal de Uberlandia with an MBA from IBMEC, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Steven Smith – Chief Human Resources Officer & SVP
Steven has nearly 30 years of experience in leading human resources organizations in the food and heavy manufacturing industries. He has a strong background in M&A and leading complex integrations. In previous assignments, Steven has served as Vice President of Human Resources & Integration for Post Holdings and Vice President of Human Resources for Ralcorp Holdings, Inc. Steven serves as Chairman of the Board for Victory Through Grace Ministries and holds a BS in Occupational Health & Safety from Murray State University.
Gary Bonham - SVP Commercial
Gary has over 30 years of experience in the alumina and alumina chemicals industry. Prior to his current role as SVP Commercial, Gary was the Vice President of Sales for Atlantic Alumina with responsibility for both alumina and alumina chemical sales. Over the course of his career, he has also held senior level roles with responsibility for Bauxite Sales, Business Development and Logistics. Gary graduated from Rutgers University and has a BS in Ceramic Engineering/Material Sciences.
Trevor Buness - SVP Finance
Trevor Buness is the Senior Vice President of Finance for Atlantic Alumina and leads our Finance teams across the business. He previously served as the Director of Finance for the NICHE Industruial Products business with responsibility for the two European operations as well as the US Chemical Grade Alumina business. Trevor also spent 3 years in Jamaica as the Finance Controller of our Bauxite operation. Prior to joining Atlantic Alumina, Trevor spent over 20 years in accounting and finance roles in various manufacturing companies from small start-up operations to large multi-national conglomerates. He is a graduate of St. Cloud State University with a BS in Accountancy, and has passed the CPA exam.
Delroy Dell – Vice President and Country Manager - Discovery Bauxite
Delroy has over 29 years of experience in the bauxite and alumina industry. Prior to joining Discovery Bauxite as Operations Director, Delroy managed the integrated bauxite and alumina operations for Windalco Alumina. Delroy is a graduate of the University of the West Indies, with a Master’s in Management and Information Systems.