New York, New York
Rick Bowen joined Alcoa in March 2009 as President, Energy with
overall responsibility for developing and executing Alcoa’s energy
strategy. He leads the corporation’s worldwide energy workforce, drives
energy efficiency, and manages Alcoa’s global energy assets. In recent
years, Alcoa has strengthened its energy investment and expanded ownership in
hydro assets in Brazil, upgraded those in the U.S. and renewed critical power
contracts, all essential to maintain a competitive position in the aluminum
Rick has extensive experience in energy generation
and sourcing having most recently served as President, Generation and Btu
Conversion for Peabody Energy, based in St. Louis. In this position, he
was accountable for overall management of Peabody’s generation development
activities, including the development of major power projects. He joined
Peabody in 2004 after having a highly successful 18 year career with Dynegy Inc.
that included assignments in engineering, power development and corporate
development. His last position at Dynegy was Executive Vice President
Commercial Asset Management and Trading, where he managed all of Dynegy’s
generation and trading functions.
Rick began his career at
independent power producer Destec, a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company that
eventually was acquired by NGC Corporation to form Dynegy Inc. At Destec,
he served as Manager of Acquisitions followed by an assignment as Managing
Director of Destec Power Services. He then progressed to Senior Vice
President of Business Development responsible for activities in the Americas and
the interface between Destec and Dow on energy issues.
earned an MBA and bachelor’s degree both in Finance from the University of
Houston. He is an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and
is a member of the CERTS Industry Advisory Board. Rick was born in El
Paso, Texas, in February 1955.