Dave Punola
Chief Operating Officer
US and Mexico Operations

Dave Punola is the Chief Operating Officer, US and Mexico Operations, Alcoa Power and Propulsion (APP).  He has a deep understanding of each one of the businesses within this important group of operations, which gives APP a decided competitive advantage in the markets it serves.
Dave began his Alcoa career in 1986 as a process engineer at APP’s Thermatech Coatings Operations in Whitehall, Michigan. Since then, he has progressed through a number of operational and technical positions in APP, including Plant Manager at Thermatech Coatings. In March 2009, he was named Manufacturing Director and his responsibilities expanded to encompass several structural casting operations, and since 2012 held the position of Vice President and General Manager, North American Aerospace Structural Castings and Specialty Products. 
Dave earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He holds 10 patents in coating technologies.

Alcoa Power and Propulsion Leadership Team

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