Eric Roegner Appointed President, Alcoa Defense

March 1, 2012

Expands current role as President, Alcoa Forgings and Extrusions

NEW YORK--Alcoa (NYSE: AA) announced that Eric Roegner has been named President, Alcoa Defense, effective June 1, 2012, succeeding Dave Dobson, who will retire after successfully leading the business since 2007. Roegner will assume this responsibility in addition to his current role as President of Alcoa Forgings and Extrusions (AFE). In this expanded role, he will also oversee Alcoa’s defense market team to drive lighter and stronger material solutions for customer military platforms.

Roegner was named President of Alcoa Forgings and Extrusions in 2009, a leading global supplier of multi-material forgings, hard alloy aluminum extrusions, and cold finished products in the aerospace, defense, automotive, and industrial markets. Previously, he was President of Alcoa’s Global Hard Alloy Extrusions business, a position he assumed in 2007. Roegner joined Alcoa in 2006 as Chief Operating Officer of Alcoa’s Global Engineered Products business. His leadership experience also includes a 12-year career with management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where he was a partner in its Cleveland, Ohio office. Prior to this role, Roegner held engineering positions with Nordson Corporation and Schlumberger Limited.

“Eric is well qualified to lead and position Alcoa Defense for top-line growth through new business, product introductions, and strategic alliances,” said Olivier Jarrault, President, Alcoa Engineered Products and Solutions. “He has extensive experience working with customers in the defense industry. As President of AFE, he leads a business that is the major supplier of bulkheads to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Under Eric’s direction, we will continue our strong growth in the defense market.”

Alcoa works with defense partners to develop new technologies and solutions that make military wheeled vehicles, aircraft and marine vessels lighter, faster, stronger and more efficient and cost-effective. Alcoa Defense solutions include:

  • Armor alloy solutions, including Alcoa’s latest innovation – ArmX™ 7085 armor products
  • The Fuel Efficient Demonstrator (FED) vehicle developed for U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC)
  • Forged components for military land vehicles
  • Marine plate for naval applications
  • Light weight, highly engineered titanium and aluminum investment castings for missile systems and other applications
  • Extrusions used in various military aircraft applications, as well as extruded munitions and missile components
  • Fastening solutions for traditional aircraft such as the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) and the F-18, as well as unmanned platforms

About Alcoa Defense

Alcoa Defense partners with industry leaders to design systems and materials that increase the speed, reach, agility and survivability of military platforms. In addition to delivering lightweight, innovative solutions in multiple product forms, Alcoa Defense manufactures subassemblies, prototypes and complete aluminum structures that original equipment manufacturers can integrate into their platforms for land, air and sea. More information can be found at

About Alcoa

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 61,000 people in 31 countries across the world. More information can be found at

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