John Martin Named President of Alcoa Global Primary Products - United States

Wed Feb 6, 2013 6:00pm EST

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NEW YORK--(Business Wire)--
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

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

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 and follow @Alcoa on Twitter at

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