President, Howmet Engine Products
Dirk Bauer is President of Howmet Engines Products. Engine Products produces investment castings, including airfoils, and seamless rolled rings primarily for aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines. Engine Products produces rotating parts as well as structural parts. Engine Products principally serves the commercial and defense aerospace as well as industrial gas turbine end markets.
Most recently Dirk was President, Arconic Engines and before Arconic Power and Propulsion since 2016. Previously he was Chief Operating Officer, International Operations and IGT, Arconic Power and Propulsion, where he led all International Operations in Europe and Canada, and the Industrial Gas Turbine Segment.
Dirk joined Howmet Aerospace (formerly named Arconic Inc. until April 2020 and formerly named Alcoa Inc. until November 2016) in early 2013 in Paris, France as Vice President and General Manager, Europe Aerospace Structural Castings and Airfoils, overseeing the operations of Alcoa Power and Propulsion’s French plants and TITAL Operations in Germany.
Dirk came to Alcoa from Siemens. Prior leadership positions at Siemens AG include SVP Mechanical Drives Business, President Directeur General for Flender Graffenstaden S.A.S. in France and ten years at Siemens Management Consulting stationed in Germany and 2 years in USA. Last 3 years he was the lead Partner for M&A and Post Merger Integration.
Dirk was awarded German Diploma Engineering Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Technical University Darmstadt with a focus on Rotating Equipment Gas Turbines, Aero Engines and Combustion. He speaks German, English and French.