William F. (Bill) Oplinger

Executive Vice President, Alcoa
Chief Financial Officer


William F. (Bill) Oplinger was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Alcoa in April 2013. He is also a member of the Alcoa Executive Council, the senior leadership group that sets strategic direction for the company.
Most recently, he was chief operating officer for Alcoa's largest business, Global Primary Products (GPP), with responsibility for day-to-day operations of GPP's global network of aluminum smelters, refineries and mines.
Since joining Alcoa in 2000, Bill has held key corporate financial positions in Financial Analysis & Planning and as Director of Investor Relations. He also has had major assignments in GPP, including Controller, Operational Excellence Director, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer.
Earlier in his career, Bill held engineering, marketing management and business planning positions with Westinghouse and Emerson Electric.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in 1989 in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Virginia Tech University and a Master’s of Science in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University in 1998.