Lou Pahountis

An expert on the metal industry

Lou Pahountis is a Senior Executive Partner in the firm Venetia Partners LLC, a professional services firm specializing in the remediation and transformation of distressed and underperforming supply chains.  Lou also serves on the Executive Board and as Executive Leader of this 50-person boutique firm.  During the period of 2012 thru 2015, Lou served as Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain, for Novelis Inc., the largest flat-rolled aluminum producer in the world with over $11Billion in revenue.  In this role he directed over 350 supply chain and operations personnel in supply chain planning, production, distribution and logistics, and was responsible for $1Billion+ of aluminum metal inventory.  He successfully delivered tens of millions in benefit in the areas of metal reduction, new automotive customer product launches, interregional capacity leverage, and optimized produce mix. Prior to Novelis, Lou held a variety of global leadership roles at Alvarez & Marsal, Dell, Accenture and Alcoa, with focus on supply chain strategy, operations and enterprise transformation.  Lou holds a Masters degree in Civil Engineering and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Involved in some of the company’s market leading programs such as the aluminum extrusion material delivery for the then new Boeing 777 aircraft wings. work on the Boeing 787, which comprised the next evolution in the commercial aircraft industry. It was the first composite aircraft and utilized a completely different supply chain philosophy that included 1,500 employees, two separate businesses and a training facility in South Carolina.

Target Audience
  • Executives in the metals industry