) has announced some promotions that will increase its business
development and asset management capabilities worldwide. The
changes will enable the company in strengthening the working
environment, and ensure heath and safety of its employees.
Alcoa's Vice President, Human Resources - Mike Barriere has
been promoted to Executive Vice President, Human Resources and
Environment, Health and Safety (EHS). He will supervise the newly
combined Human Resources and EHS group and will also continue to
be a member of the senior leadership team, the Executive Council
responsible for corporate policy. He will be reporting to Alcoa
Chairman and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld.
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Director of EHS & Sustainability ??? Kevin McKnight will
succeed Kevin Anton to become Chief Sustainability Officer and
Vice President of EHS. His promotion is effective Sept 1 and he
will be reporting to Mike Barriere. McKnight has served Alcoa for
In the course of his career, McKnight has established Alcoa as a
best-in-class company in sustainability and has been responsible
for assembling the documentation for the company's continuous
recognition by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and other
external organizations. Kevin Anton had been serving Alcoa for
the past 15 years and will retire by end of 2013.
The President of Global Primary Products - Growth, Bauxite and
Africa, Kenneth Wisnoski was promoted to President of the newly
created International Project Development and Asset Management
group. The promotion is effective immediately.
The group has three units - Engineering and Construction, led by
Otto Hiris, Vice President of Engineering and Construction; Asset
Planning and Management, headed by Mark Stiffler (promoted from
Director to Vice President of Asset Planning and Management); and
International Project Development, led by Wisnoski. Wisnoski has
been leading the Ma'aden-Alcoa joint venture construction project
since 2010 to build what will be the world's largest fully
integrated aluminum complex in Saudi Arabia.
Alcoa, a prominent player in the mining industry along with
Aluminum Corporation of China Limited
Atlatsa Resources Corporation
BHP Billiton Limited
), is a world leader in production and management of primary
aluminum, fabricated aluminum, and alumina. The company is also
the world's largest miner of bauxite and refiner of alumina.
Alcoa currently retains a short-term Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).