“Chris has a proven track record for translating operational
performance into sustainable financial outcomes,” said Alcoa Chairman
and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld. “Since joining Alcoa earlier this year, he has
quickly made his mark as a results-oriented leader.”
Ayers had been Chief Operating Officer, Cast, Forged and Extruded
Products within Alcoa’s Engineered Products and Solutions business. In
this role, he was responsible for the Alcoa Forging and Extrusions,
Alcoa Power and Propulsion and the Alcoa Oil and Gas businesses.
Ayers joined Alcoa in February 2010 as Chief Operating Officer, Alcoa
Cast, Forged and Extruded Products, a new position. He was elected a
vice president of Alcoa in April 2010, and executive vice president of
the company in August 2010.
Prior to joining Alcoa, he was President of the Forgings Division of Precision Castparts Corporation.