April 3, 2017 Gulf Aluminium Rolling Mill (GARMCO), the Bahrain-based international aluminium rolling mill and one of the largest downstream aluminium facilities in the Middle East, today announced that Mr. Mohammed Essa, the current General Manager of Operations will take on all Chief Executive duties effective 30 March 2017. Mohammed Essa has over 30 years of work experience in the company. He joined GARMCO in 1985 as a Material tester in laboratory and served in key departments such as Sales & Marketing, Operations and Quality Control and Sales & Marketing. GARMCO’s Chairman, Mr. Mahmood Al Soufi commented, “We are confident that Mohammed’s experience with the company and his close working relationship with the executive team will ensure continuity and a smooth transition; GARMCO will stay the course with the existing strategic plan.” Mr. Al Soufi continued, “I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our departing CEO, Mr. Jean-Baptiste Lucas for his contribution over the past 2 years and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavours. He leaves behind a strong management team and strategy that will be taken forward by our interim CEO, Mohammed Essa.” Bahrain-based Gulf Aluminium Rolling Mill (GARMCO) is the first and one of the largest downstream aluminium facilities in the Middle East for rolling, cutting and fabricating aluminium. With an annual production capacity of 165,000 tonnes, GARMCO specialises in producing high-quality flat rolled aluminium products in various sizes and alloys, including sheets and coils. These products are exported to key markets around the world – stretching from Australia to the USA – to over 2,000 customers in more than 45 countries.