CHICAGO Alcoa Inc. has
named John Martin president of its global primary products
division in the United States.
Martin, 48, will oversee six
smelters, an alumina refinery and a spent potlining recycling
facility, the Pittsburgh-based aluminum producer said Feb.
Martin previously served as
manager of Alcoas Massena, N.Y., operations and oversaw
the restart of the Massena East plant in 2011, the company
"His plant-level experience,
combined with a demonstrated focus on execution, will be keys
to achieving continued improvements among our U.S.-based global
primary products facilities," according to Bob Wilt, chief
operating officer of the global primary products division.
Martin began his career at Alcoa
in 1986 as a mechanical engineer at the companys Warrick
plant in Evansville, Ind. He became smelting technical manager
in 2004; two years later, he was named manager of the Warrick
casthouse and became power plant manager in 2008.
Replacing Martin on an interim
basis are Bob Lenney, serving as Massena East plant manager,
and Steve Rombough, who will serve as Massena West plant
manager, Alcoa said.