NEW YORK–Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that Mark Davies has joined the company
as President – Alcoa Global Business Services, responsible for
implementing new Information Technology and shared services strategies
and integrating them with procurement operations into a global
organization capable of driving profitable growth for the Company.
In this new role, Davies will be responsible for Alcoa’s Procurement,
Shared Services, and Information Technology organizations. He will also
be a member of the Company’s Executive Council, the senior leadership
group responsible for setting strategic direction.
“Mark Davies brings to Alcoa a track record of operational success and
financial strategy. We’ll look to him to apply that winning combination
in leading an organization that will enable our businesses to leverage
Alcoa’s global systems and procurement clout to drive growth and
profitability,” said Alcoa Chairman and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld.
Prior to joining Alcoa, Davies was Managing Vice President of Strategic
Programs for Dell Inc., helping lead the global business transformation
of the company. Before that, he served as Chief Financial Officer of
Dell’s Global Consumer Group, a $13 billion enterprise with operations
in five regions and 45 countries.
Davies began his career at Hewlett Packard in financial operations and
ultimately held positions in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Procurement
and Accounting for a number of international operations. He holds a
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Western Washington University and
an MBA in Finance from Arizona State University.
Alcoa is the world’s leading producer of primary and fabricated
aluminum, as well as the world’s largest miner of bauxite and refiner of
alumina. In addition to inventing the modern-day aluminum industry,
Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace,
automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial
transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets over the
past 120 years. Among the solutions Alcoa markets are flat-rolled
products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, as well as Alcoa® wheels,
fastening systems, precision and investment castings, and building
systems in addition to its expertise in other light metals such as
titanium and nickel-based super alloys. Sustainability is an integral
part of Alcoa’s operating practices and the product design and
engineering it provides to customers. Alcoa has been a member of the Dow
Jones Sustainability Index for 10 consecutive years and approximately 75
percent of all of the aluminum ever produced since 1888 is still in
active use today. Alcoa employs approximately 59,000 people in 31
countries across the world. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com.