Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that Mike Barriere has been promoted to Vice President, Human Resources effective May 1. He succeeds Jack Bergen, who will become Vice President, Corporate Projects. Barriere will also become a member of the Alcoa Executive Council, the senior leadership team that sets corporate strategic direction. Alcoa has 61,000 employees in 31 countries.
"With a 20-year track record of success as an HR professional, Mike has the ideal experience and qualifications to advance our human resources organization and develop talent as a solid Alcoa advantage," said Alcoa Chairman and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld.
Bergen, in his new role, will serve in a variety of assignments to strengthen coordination and collaboration among Alcoa’s business units and staff groups. He will also have a key role in developing and teaching leadership programs for various levels of the organization, including senior executive coaching.
"Jack has an extraordinary combination of corporate and leadership experience that will help our drive to succeed as a high-performing company," Kleinfeld said.Biographical Information: Mike Barriere Mike Barriere joined Alcoa as Chief Talent Officer in 2011, having oversight for talent development, performance management, leadership training, succession planning and employee engagement. Prior to coming to Alcoa, he was Senior Vice President of Human Resources at New York Life Insurance. While there, he established HR centers of expertise in Talent Management, Recruiting, Diversity and Compensation. Prior to NY Life, he led a global HR team at Citigroup that included HR business partner, compensation, strategy, talent and leadership development functions for the bank’s businesses in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the U.S. Earlier in his career, Barriere was a system design engineer for Grumman Aerospace Corporation and a research scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory in its Human Factors & Performance Analysis Group.
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