The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) elected Jeff Henderson to be its next president, effective April 1.

Jeff Henderson

Henderson succeeds Rand Baldwin, who announced his retirement to the council’s board of directors last September. Baldwin has been its president since 2000.

“We are excited to have Jeff lead our council,” says AEC chairperson Martin Bidwell. “He has been a part of the leadership team both as a board member during his time with Sapa, and in the last two years as staff. We expect the tenets of our strategic plan to carry forward as our industry continues to grow.”

Henderson was officially elected president during the AEC Annual Meeting on March 17 in San Antonio, Texas.

“I couldn’t be more honored and enthusiastic about the opportunity to lead our industry as we move forward with our ambitious plans,” says Henderson, currently director of operations. “I want to publicly thank Rand Baldwin for his vision in constructing a fantastic transition plan that allows us to advance without interruption.”

Adds Baldwin of his time as AEC president, “I want to thank the council and the board for their support during the last decade and a half. It’s been an exciting time for the industry and I am pleased to see our strategic plan transform the industry in a positive way.”