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Chris Ayers elected executive VP of Alcoa, COO for Alcoa's Global Primary Products Business

Alcoa has announced that its Board of Directors has elected Chris L. Ayers an Executive Vice President of the Company, and has named him Chief Operating Officer for Alcoa’s Global Primary Products business, effective immediately.

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“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.
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