Inc. has promoted several executives as it focuses on growth,
managing production cuts and sustainability.
president of global primary products, growth, bauxite and
Africa, has been named president of Alcoas new
international project development and asset management group
effective immediately, the company said Aug. 26.
The newly created
group is composed of three units: engineering and construction,
headed by Otto Hiris, vice president of engineering and
construction; asset planning and management, led by Mark
Stiffler, who becomes vice president of asset planning and
management after serving as director; and international project
development, led by Wisnoski.
"The new project
development and asset management group will play an important
role in Alcoas growth, developing and constructing new
projects and managing the disposition and remediation of
curtailed assets," chairman and chief executive officer Klaus
Kleinfeld said in a statement.
Wisnoski will continue
to oversee the companys joint venture project with Saudi
Arabian Mining Co. (Maaden), the company said.
positions is Mike Barriere, formerly the companys vice
president of human resources, who has been promoted to
executive vice president of human resources and environment,
health and safety effective immediately, Alcoa said. Barriere
will report to Kleinfeld, the company said.
director of environment, health and safety, and sustainability,
will become chief sustainability officer and vice president of
environment, health and safety, reporting to Barriere effective
Sept. 1, Alcoa said.
Kevin Anton, who plans to retire at the end of 2013 after more
than 15 years with Alcoa and 30 years in the metals and mining
sector, the company said. Anton joined Alcoa in 1998 and has
been chief sustainability officer since 2010, the company
Alcoa plans to
permanently shut a 40,000-tonne-per-year potline at its Massena
East plant in Massena, N.Y., and temporarily curtail 124,000
tonnes of annual capacity at its smelters in Brazil in response
to lower aluminum prices and premiums (
amm.com, Aug. 14). It also plans to permanently
close two older potlines at its Baie-Comeau smelter in Quebec
and postpone construction of a new potline by three years (
amm.com, May 16).
aluminum producer aims to cut up to 460,000 tonnes of smelter
capacity over the next year in response to low aluminum tags
amm.com, May 1).