Jacques Vanier, 51, re-joined Alcoa in 2010 as the Chief Operating Officer of Extrusions and assumed operations responsibility for Forgings in 2012. Prior to rejoining Alcoa, Jacques was the Vice President of manufacturing at American Commercial Lines. Earlier in his career with Alcoa he held several leadership assignments including Director of Global Manufacturing and Operations, Alcoa Transportation Systems, and Director of Manufacturing for Alcoa Soft Alloy Extrusions. Jacques holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Distribution and a Master’s Degree in Industrial Management from Clarkson University. Jacques and his wife Laura reside in Lafayette, Indiana.
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