CHICAGO Alcoa Inc. has named Roy Harvey chief operating
officer of its global primary products business effective
immediately, the company said July 18.
Harvey, who joined Alcoa in 2002, most recently served as chief
financial officer of global primary products, the
Pittsburgh-based aluminum producer said.
Harvey succeeds Robert Wilt, who was named president of global
primary products effective June 1 after former group president
Chris Ayers left Alcoa to become president and chief executive
officer of Kansas City, Mo.-based WireCo WorldGroup Inc. (
amm.com, May 16
In his new role, Harvey will oversee the day-to-day operations
of New York-based Alcoas 22 aluminum smelters, nine
alumina refineries and its bauxite assets in Australia, Brazil,
Jamaica, Suriname and Guinea, as well as its in-development
project in Saudi Arabia.
Harvey has an impressive international track record,
leading complex operations in Brazil, Spain and Central
America, Alcoa chairman and chief executive officer Klaus
Kleinfeld said in a statement. As an experienced (chief
financial officer), Roy has acute financial expertise and
Replacing Harvey as chief financial officer global primary
products is Leigh Ann Fisher, previously group controller for
the global primary products business segment.
Fishers solid foundation in finance, spanning
upstream and downstream businesses at Alcoa, will add valuable
perspective to our senior leadership team, Kleinfeld