Robert Wilt Named President of Alcoa Global Primary Products

  Robert Wilt Named President of Alcoa Global Primary Products

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- May 15, 2013

Alcoa (NYSE:AA) today announced that Robert Wilt, currently Chief Operating
Officer of Alcoa’s Global Primary Products (GPP) business, has been named
President of Global Primary Products effective June 1. Wilt will succeed Chris
Ayers, who is leaving Alcoa to become President and CEO of Wireco World Group.

Robert Wilt has been named President of Alcoa's Global Primary Products (GPP)
business, succeeding C ...

Robert Wilt has been named President of Alcoa's Global Primary Products (GPP)
business, succeeding Chris Ayers who is leaving the company. Wilt had been
Chief Operating Officer for the GPP business. (Photo: Business Wire)

In his new role, Wilt, 45, will have overall responsibility for the Primary
business that includes global aluminum smelters, refineries and mines
throughout the U.S., Latin America, Australia, Iceland, Guinea, Europe and
Canada. Wilt is a member of the Alcoa Executive Council, the senior leadership
team that sets strategic direction for the company.

“Bob’s deep industry experience and outstanding track record at Alcoa make him
uniquely qualified to lead our global Primary business,” said Klaus Kleinfeld,
Alcoa Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “He has risen through the ranks of
our Primary business with noteworthy leadership and business success.”

Wilt joined Alcoa in 1999 as Superintendent at the Company’s U.S. Metals
operations in Alcoa, TN. He became Plant Manager at Alcoa’s Wenatchee, WA,
smelting facility in 2001, then served as Vice President of Energy Development
and Vice President of Operational Excellence for GPP. He was named President
of Alcoa’s U.S. Primary Products business in 2009 and to his current position
earlier this year.

Wilt received a Bachelor's degree in Engineering Management from the United
States Military Academy at West Point in 1990. After receiving his commission
in the U.S. Army, he served as a combat engineer officer in the 101st Airborne
Division, and he is a veteran of the first Iraq war, having attained the rank
of Captain. He also earned a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard
Business School.

Ayers joined Alcoa in February 2010 as Chief Operating Officer of Alcoa Cast,
Forged and Extruded Products. He was later named Chief Operating Officer of
Alcoa’s Primary business and became president of GPP in May 2011. “We are
grateful to Chris for his strong leadership at Alcoa and for positioning our
upstream business for a better future during one of the industry’s most
difficult periods in recent history,” Kleinfeld said.

About Alcoa
Alcoa is the world’s leading producer of primary and fabricated aluminum, as
well as the world’s largest miner of bauxite and refiner of alumina. In
addition to inventing the modern-day aluminum industry, Alcoa innovation has
been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building
and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and
industrial markets over the past 125 years. Among the solutions Alcoa markets
are flat-rolled products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, as well as
Alcoa® wheels, fastening systems, precision and investment castings, and
building systems in addition to its expertise in other light metals such as
titanium and nickel-based super alloys. Sustainability is an integral part of
Alcoa’s operating practices and the product design and engineering it provides
to customers. Alcoa has been a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index
for 11 consecutive years and approximately 75 percent of all of the aluminum
ever produced since 1888 is still in active use today. Alcoa employs
approximately 61,000 people in 30 countries across the world. For more
information, visit, follow @Alcoa on Twitter at and follow Alcoa on Facebook at

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