Paul Warton (59), business unit president at Constellium, has been appointed executive vice-president for Hydro’s Extruded Solutions business area. Warton will report to Hydro president and CEO Hilde Merete Aasheim and join the corporate management board. He will start his new position on 1 February 2021, replacing Egil Hogna, who will leave Hydro to become CEO at Nordic consultancy Norconsult.
Warton has extensive experience from the aluminium industry, including different positions in Alcoa and Sapa, now a part of Hydro. He has worked in Constellium since 2010, where he is currently global business unit president for Automotive Structures and Industry. He holds a degree in production engineering from the University of Birmingham and an MBA from London Business School.
Hogna will leave Hydro on 1 December 2020. Erik Fossum, head of Precision Tubing in Extruded Solutions, will act as executive VP of Extruded Solutions until Warton joins Hydro in February.