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

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