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Middle East Aluminium Summit

The Middle East Aluminium Summit is the must attend event for international industry players, decision makers, senior managers and experts in the global aluminium industry. The event focuses on the downstream industry and brings together manufacturers, suppliers and service providers under one roof to discuss new technologies, foster partnerships and address global challenges and needs.

Eng. Alessandro Corra
General Manager
Alessandro Corrà joint SAT S.p.A. in 2009 as General Manager. He has over 18 years of experience in R&D and international sales for finishing plants dedicated to aluminium extrusions for architectural market. In this field he has cover in the past different roles as Project Manager, Engineering Division Manager and R&D Director.
Prior to joining the industry of aluminium finishing he was Consultant by an Italian Engineering Company active in R&D projects in the field of Oil and Gas, Fluid-dynamics simulation, Information Systems Integration. 
Alessandro graduated in Mechanical Engineering (holds a five-year degree) and has a Master degree in Project Management.

Andreas Klaus
Andreas Klaus Jessberger
Ruf GmbH & Co KG
Sales Director

Since 2005: in sales at Ruf GmbH & Co KG, since 2015 as sales manager.
Selling briquetting machines and recycling solutions for biomass and metal, Customers in Aluminium industry (Focus), automotive (Focus), metal processing industries (machining), foundries (Focus), recycling (Focus), scrap dealers and wood industry. National and international.
1995 – 2005: employed in consulting and recycling industry.

Devashish Chetankumar Shah
Devashish Chetankumar Shah
Growell Industries
General Manager – Owner

Growell Industries specializes in aluminium alloy gravity die-casting. The company started in 1980. Manufactures casting weighing from 50 gm to 300 Kg single piece weight. Responsible for overall gravity die casting operations of the company. Design and development of dies and molds with help of simulation software. Successfully handled design and development of large castings weighing 250-300 Kg single piece weight. Make pressure tight, x-ray quality castings with desired physical properties.

Emmanuel Mandrelli
Emmanuel Mandrelli
Sales Manager

Graduate of an international business school in FRANCE and currently a Sales Manager and in charge of sales for South of Europe and Middle East for 17 years at Comexale, company specializing on consumable products and press equipment as die ovens and container for Aluminium Extrusion.

Engr. Abdulsalam Al Sharif
Engr. Abdulsalam Al Sharif
Sharif Group of Companies – Chairman
BMR – President
Chairman, Ambassadors Committee, BIR

Civil and Metallurgical Engineer, graduated in 1984 from Texas A&M University. His 30 years hands-on experience in the Metal Recycling Industry has paved the way to lift Sharif Group of Companies to regional and global recognition.

As Chairman of Sharif Group, passing legacy to 4th generation ensuring long sustainability of the group is one of his main endeavors.

Engr. Salam Al Sharif has held several positions at the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR), from Board Member to Vice President to Chairman of Ambassador Committee.

Engr. SALAM AL SHARIF in his capacity as President of Bureau of Middle East Recycling (BMR), has frequently invited as “Guest Speaker” in regional and International Forums related to Metals, Recycling, Environment & Energy and Sustainability.


Mr. José Fernando García is BS in Chemistry by the University of Jaen (Spain). He has been working his entire career in the field of aluminium.

He was the former Director of Quality and Production Manager at “Anodizados La Carolina” (Spain). Since 2004 he has been working at ALVAREZ SCHAER S.A., firstly as Technical Sales Representative and nowadays as Export Manager from the company and the subsidiary ALSAN EXPORT S.L.

His international experience includes holding conferences in specialized trade fairs and giving training courses for the customer’s staffs worldwide.

Dr. Marcello Rossi
Dr. Marcello Rossi

Marcello Rossi was born in 1976 in Modena, Italy. He graduated in 1995 from the Ferrari specialized high school – Maranello (MO) then he obtained a degree in chemistry in 2000 from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.

In 2002, he started to work as a lab technician in the R&D laboratory of Italtecno, a firm specialized in aluminum finishing technologies (chemicals, equipment and turn-key plants). In Italtecno, he has actively participated in important developments and industrial applications of many technologies in particular chemical formulation and innovative equipment (chemicals for anodizing and powder coating pre-treatment, soda recovery systems, die cleaning equipment, and other new patented technologies like the reduction of aluminium sludge production from anodizing plants). He improved his technical experience visiting hundreds of customers all over the world and following seminars and conferences specialized in aluminium.

Paul Rochette
Paul Rochette
Business Development Director

Paul Rochette joins Laserax as our Business Development Director leading the Primary Metals Business Unit. Paul has over 20 years of experience in product management and international sales for technological solutions in the energy and metals industries. For Laserax he is managing product positioning and sales of marking technology for primary and secondary aluminum industries.

Prior to joining Laserax, Paul was the Director of the Metallurgical Analyzers Division at ABB Bomem, where he headed product development and sales for the metallurgical analytic instrumentation division of the company.

Paul holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, plus a certificate in Sales & Marketing.

Shashwat Yadav
Shashwat Yadav
R.Y. Extrusion Pvt. Ltd.
Managing Director

Shashwat Yadav is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of R. Y. Extrusion Pvt. Ltd. where he manages all aspects of sales and operations. Shashwat also develops company growth strategy and makes associated business decisions. He has overseen R.Y. Extrusions growth in the market as a premium brand for commercial extrusions, and is now focused on precision manufacturing for industrial processes. Shashwat is also Director at Kanha Construction Pvt. Ltd. which focuses on developing low income housing projects in upcoming residential nodes in Navi Mumbai.

Shashwat has an MBA in Finance and Marketing from Kellogg School of Management in Chicago. He earned a BS in Electrical Engineering and graduated with Highest Honors from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Stylianos Tsoktouridis
Stylianos Tsoktouridis MSc, BSc, CEng MIMechE, PMP®, LSS GB
Taweelah Aluminium Extrusion Company
General Manager

A world leading high performance aluminium Extrusion Company with profitable growth through, superior customer service, innovation, quality and commitment that exceeds customer expectations

Stylianos Tsoktouridis is currently the General Manager of Taweelah Aluminium Extrusion Company (TALEX), located in KIZAD industrial area of Abu Dhabi, UAE. Appointed to manage a $250m Greenfield project and develop a start-up downstream Aluminium Company, with annual capacity of 50,000mt of surface treated and precision machined profiles and 45,000mt of aluminium billets, generating annual revenues of $190m.

Stylianos is a graduate of The University of Huddersfield in UK, where he received a BSc in Mechanical Engineering and Design and of The Technical Chamber of Greece where he received an MSc in Mechanical Engineering.