LONDON Alcoa Inc. has
appointed Robert Wilt as president of global primary products
effective June 1, the company said May 16.
Wilt is currently chief
operating officer of Alcoas primary products business,
which includes smelters, refineries and mines in North and
South America, Europe, Africa, and Australia.
He replaces Chris Ayers, who is
leaving Alcoa to become president and chief executive officer
of Kansas City, Mo.-based WireCo WorldGroup Inc.
"Bobs deep industry
experience and outstanding track record at Alcoa make him
uniquely qualified to lead our global primary business," chief
executive officer Klaus Kleinfeld said. "He has risen through
the ranks of our primary business with noteworthy leadership
and business success."
Wilt joined the Pittsburgh-based
company in 1999 as superintendent of its U.S. metals operations
in Alcoa, Tenn. He has held such roles as plant manager, vice
president of energy development and president of U.S. primary
A version of this article
was first published by AMM sister publication Metal