Tim Myers to Lead Alcoa’s Wheel and Transportation Products Business

July 1, 2009

CLEVELAND--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that effective immediately Tim D. Myers, 43, has been named President, Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products, with responsibility for forged wheels and aluminum structures. This global business serves the commercial vehicle, defense and automotive markets with products used in a range of applications including forged aluminum wheels, and niche products such as Dura-Bright® and Dura-Flange® wheels, LvL One™ truck wheels, and M-Series™ medium truck wheels, as well as a variety of other aluminum components. AWTP has operations in North America, Europe, Russia, South Africa, Australia and Japan. Myers succeeds Kevin B. Kramer, who has been appointed President, Growth Initiatives. Myers had been vice president and general manager, Commercial Vehicle Wheels, accountable for Alcoa truck wheel plants worldwide and sub-assembly and logistics sites in North America.

“Tim brings solid experience to his new role. He’s been a member of the Alcoa Wheel Products team for more than a decade having been involved in commercial and product development as well as sales and management positions. We wish him every success in his new assignment,” said Bill Christopher, Alcoa Executive Vice President and President, Alcoa Engineered Products & Solutions.

During Myers tenure with the Alcoa wheels business, he served as general manager, Forged Specialty and Cast Automotive Wheels and director, Commercial Operations, which involved commercial and product development for Alcoa’s worldwide Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) wheel business.

Myers joined Alcoa in 1991 as an automotive applications engineer with the Commercial Rolled Products Division. He transitioned to marketing assignments for Alcoa’s Mill Products business in Chicago and Alcoa Forged Products in Detroit, selling primarily to U.S. automakers. In 1998, he became sales and marketing manager for Alcoa’s OEM and aftermarket wheel business, progressing to director, Commercial Operations and then general manager of the specialty wheels business, which makes wheels for trailers, RVs, motorcycles, pickups and SUVs. He was named vice president and general manager Commercial Vehicle Wheels in 2006.

Before coming to Alcoa, Myers was a product design engineer for Ford Motor Company. He holds an MBA and undergraduate degree in Engineering-Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan.

About Alcoa

Alcoa is the world leader in the production and management of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina combined, through its active and growing participation in all major aspects of the industry. Alcoa serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation and industrial markets, bringing design, engineering, production and other capabilities of Alcoa's businesses to customers. In addition to aluminum products and components including flat-rolled products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, Alcoa also markets Alcoa® wheels, fastening systems, precision and investment castings, and building systems. The Company has been named one of the top most sustainable corporations in the world at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and has been a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for seven consecutive years. More information can be found at

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