Eric Roegner Named Chief Operating Officer of Alcoa Investment Castings, Forgings, and Extrusions

January 9, 2013

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that Eric Roegner, 42, has been named Chief Operating Officer of Alcoa Investment Castings, Forgings and Extrusions, a new position.

Roegner has been President of Alcoa Forgings and Extrusions since 2009 and has led Alcoa Defense since June 2012. In his new role, Roegner will have responsibility for Alcoa’s Power and Propulsion, Forgings and Extrusions, Oil and Gas, and Defense businesses. He will also serve on Alcoa’s Executive Council, the senior leadership team that sets strategic direction for the company. Roegner will continue to report to Olivier Jarrault, Executive Vice President and Group President, Engineered Products and Solutions (EPS).

Succeeding Roegner as President, Alcoa Forgings and Extrusions is Jacques Vanier, who had been COO, Forgings and Extrusions, since January 2012. Both Vanier and Mike Pepper, President of Alcoa Power and Propulsion, will report to Roegner.

“Eric has a demonstrated track record of success,” Jarrault said. “This organizational change will help us leverage Alcoa’s leading global position in aerospace propulsion, structures, and energy to align and extend our market breadth and reach further downstream into end-market applications.”

“Eric Roegner’s strategic insights, combined with his passion for customers and dedication to getting things done, have made him a key leader in Alcoa’s EPS business unit,” said Klaus Kleinfeld, Alcoa Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Roegner joined Alcoa in 2006 as Chief Operating Officer of Global Extruded Products. In 2007 he became the President of Global Hard Alloy Extrusions. Earlier in his career Roegner was a partner with McKinsey & Company and a Field Engineer with Schlumberger Ltd. Roegner holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University. He currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors of the Ohio Manufacturers Association (OMA) and on the Board of Directors of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce (OCC). Eric and his wife, State Representative Kristina Daley Roegner, and their three children reside in Hudson, Ohio.

Jacques Vanier, 51, re-joined Alcoa in 2010 as the Chief Operating Officer of Extrusions and assumed operations responsibility for Forgings in 2012. Prior to rejoining Alcoa, Jacques was the Vice President of manufacturing at American Commercial Lines. Earlier in his career with Alcoa he held several leadership assignments including Director of Global Manufacturing and Operations, Alcoa Transportation Systems, and Director of Manufacturing for Alcoa Soft Alloy Extrusions. Jacques holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Distribution and a Master’s Degree in Industrial Management from Clarkson University. Jacques and his wife Laura reside in Lafayette, Indiana.

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 125 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 11 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 30 countries across the world. For more information, visit and follow @Alcoa on Twitter at

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