BEACHWOOD, Ohio, September 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Aleris International, Inc. announced today that Christopher M. Crane, 51, has been elected to its Board of Directors and to the Board of Directors of Aleris Holding Company, Aleris's parent. Aleris Holding Company is majority owned by certain investment funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. or their subsidiaries.

Crane is president and chief operating officer of Exelon Corporation, one of the largest electric companies in the United States, and president, Exelon Generation, the nation's largest owner/operation of nuclear power plants, and the holder of one of America's largest portfolios of electricity generation capacity. He joined Exelon (then ComEd) in 1998 and was named chief nuclear officer in 2004. In 2007 he assumed additional responsibility for Exelon's fossil, hydro and renewals facilities. Prior to Exelon, Crane served as Browns Ferry Nuclear site vice president for the Tennessee Valley Authority, and worked in new plant start-up at the Comanche Peak Nuclear Plant in Texas and Palo Verde Nuclear Plant in Arizona.

Chris is a recognized leader whose executive ability and business experience will be an excellent complement to the expertise resident on our board, said Steven J. Demetriou, Aleris chairman and chief executive officer. We are delighted to welcome him to Aleris.

Crane studied at New Hampshire Technical College and attended Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program.

An acknowledged leader in the nuclear industry, Crane is on the board of directors of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations and the Foundation for Nuclear Studies. He is on the executive committee of the Nuclear Energy Institute and is the chairman of the World Nuclear Association.

About Aleris

Aleris International, Inc. is a privately-held, global leader in aluminum rolled products and extrusions, aluminum recycling and specification alloy production. Headquartered in Beachwood, Ohio, the company operates more than 40 production facilities in the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit

(Logo: ) (Logo: )

SOURCE: Aleris International, Inc.

CONTACT: Kristen Bihary, +1-216-910-3664