Top leadership named for Upstream and Value-Add Companies as Alcoa prepares to separate into two publicly-traded companies
Lightweight metals leader Alcoa (NYSE: AA) today announced executive management appointments for the future Upstream and Value-Add Companies, expected to become effective upon completion of Alcoa’s previously announced separation in the second half of 2016.
Roy Harvey, Executive Vice President and Alcoa President of Global Primary Products, will serve as Chief Executive Officer of the new Upstream Company. William Oplinger, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Alcoa, will serve as the Upstream Company’s Chief Financial Officer.
In the Value-Add Company, Ken Giacobbe will serve as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Giacobbe is currently Chief Financial Officer of Alcoa’s Engineered Products and Solutions business.
As previously announced, Klaus Kleinfeld, Alcoa Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will lead the Value-Add Company as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He will also serve as Chairman of the Upstream Company for the critical initial phase, ensuring a smooth and effective transition.
A global leader in lightweight metals technology, engineering and manufacturing, Alcoa innovates multi-material solutions that advance our world. Our technologies enhance transportation, from automotive and commercial transport to air and space travel, and improve industrial and consumer electronics products. We enable smart buildings, sustainable food and beverage packaging, high performance defense vehicles across air, land and sea, deeper oil and gas drilling and more efficient power generation. We pioneered the aluminum industry over 125 years ago, and today, our more than 60,000 people in 30 countries deliver value-add products made of titanium, nickel and aluminum, and produce best-in-class bauxite, alumina and primary aluminum products. For more information, visit www.alcoa.com, follow @Alcoa on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Alcoa and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Alcoa.
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