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John C. Plant

John C. Plant

Chair of the Board Since: 2017

Director Since: 2016

Chief Executive Officer

Age: 68

Career Highlights and Qualifications: Mr. Plant is the Chief Executive Officer of Howmet Aerospace Inc. Mr. Plant served as the Company’s Co-Chief Executive Officer from April 2020 – October 2021 and its Chief Executive Officer from February 2019 – April 2020. Mr. Plant is the former Chairman of the Board (2011 – 2015), and President and Chief Executive Officer (2003 – 2015) of TRW Automotive, which was acquired by ZF Friedrichshafen AG in 2015. Under his leadership, TRW employed more than 65,000 people in approximately 190 major facilities around the world and was ranked among the top 10 automotive suppliers globally. Mr. Plant was a co-member of the Chief Executive Office of TRW Inc. from 2001 - 2003 and an Executive Vice President of TRW from the company’s 1999 acquisition of Lucas Varity to 2003. Prior to TRW, Mr. Plant was President of Lucas Varity Automotive and managing director of the Electrical and Electronics division from 1991 - 1997.

Other Public Directorships: 

  • Current: Jabil Circuit Corporation; Masco Corporation.
  • Previous: Chairman, TRW Automotive (2011 - 2015); Board of Directors, Gates Industrial Corporation PLC (2017 - 2019).

Other Affiliations: 

  • Current: Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Attributes and Skills: Mr. Plant has had a distinguished career in the automotive industry spanning nearly 40 years. His industry knowledge provides a strong background from which Howmet Aerospace can benefit. His leadership and succession of key executive roles will provide strategic and operational perspectives to the deliberations of the Board.

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