Alcoa (NYSE:AA) today announced promotions that will extend Alcoa’s leadership in the area of environment, health and safety, and enhance the company’s business development and asset management capabilities worldwide.
- Mike Barriere, Vice President, Human Resources, was promoted to Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Environment, Health and Safety (EHS). He will have oversight of the newly combined Human Resources and EHS group. He will continue to report to Alcoa Chairman and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld and to be a member of Alcoa’s Executive Council, the senior leadership team that sets corporate policy. His appointment is effective immediately.
- Kevin McKnight, Director, EHS & Sustainability, will become Chief Sustainability Officer and Vice President of EHS, reporting to Barriere effective Sept. 1, 2013. McKnight succeeds Kevin Anton who plans to retire at year-end after more than 30 years in the metals and mining industry, including 15 with Alcoa.
- Kenneth Wisnoski, President of Global Primary Products – Growth, Bauxite and Africa, was promoted to President of the newly created International Project Development and Asset Management group, effective immediately. Wisnoski will coordinate capital-intensive growth and asset management projects across Alcoa’s worldwide businesses and be a member of Alcoa’s Executive Council. The group comprises three units: Engineering and Construction, led by Otto Hiris, Vice President of Engineering and Construction; Asset Planning and Management, led by Mark Stiffler, who was promoted from Director to Vice President of Asset Planning and Management; and International Project Development, led by Wisnoski, who will continue to lead the Ma’aden-Alcoa joint venture construction project.
“By linking Alcoa’s health and safety initiatives with our Human Resources’ responsibility for employee wellness, medical benefits and training, we have strengthened Alcoa’s ability to ensure the welfare of our employees,” said Klaus Kleinfeld, Alcoa Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “The new project development and asset management group will play an important role in Alcoa’s growth, developing and constructing new projects and managing the disposition and remediation of curtailed assets.”
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