Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that John Martin, 48, has been named President of Alcoa Global Primary Products – United States (GPP-US). In this role, Mr. Martin oversees Global Primary Products locations in the United States including six operating smelters, an alumina refinery and a spent potlining recycling facility.
Since 2010, Mr. Martin had been Manager of Massena Operations – the longest continually operating aluminum facility in the world, located north of Syracuse in New York State. There, he led significant improvements in production, financial performance, safety and employee engagement, including a safe and successful restart of the Massena East Plant in 2011.
“John has held positions of increasing responsibility in Alcoa’s smelting technical and production areas, most recently as Massena Operations Manager where he oversaw significant operational and financial performance improvements,” said Bob Wilt, Chief Operating Officer of Global Primary Products. “His plant-level experience combined with a demonstrated focus on execution will be key to achieving continued improvements among our US-based Global Primary Products facilities.”
Mr. Martin joined Alcoa in 1986 as a Mechanical Engineer at Warrick Operations, one of the largest aluminum smelting and fabricating facilities in the world, located in Evansville, Indiana. He later became Smelting Technical Manager in 2004. Two years later, he was named Manager of the Warrick Casthouse and became Power Plant Manager in 2008.
Succeeding Mr. Martin on an interim basis are Bob Lenney, who is named Massena East Plant Manager, and Steve Rombough who is named Massena West Plant Manager.
Mr. Martin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University and a Master’s Degree in Behavioral Science from Bastyr University.
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
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