“Under Ray’s leadership, the Americas Division has enjoyed a period of profitable growth and made significant improvements in many areas, including safety, quality and sustainability,” Donahue said. “We thank Ray for leaving us with a much stronger and larger business, and we wish him well. At the same time, we are fortunate to have someone of Djalma’s caliber ready to lead the Division as it continues to grow. We are confident that his business acumen and managerial skills along with his knowledge of our manufacturing processes and dedication to customer service will be great assets for the Company.”
Novaes is being promoted from his current position as president of CROWN Embalagens Metalicas da Amazonia S.A. (Crown Brazil). He has held a number of positions of increasing responsibility within the Crown organization, including vice president of operations at CROWN Beverage Packaging North America. He first joined Crown in 1998.
Novaes has a bachelor of science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro and an MBA from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo.