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Kay Meggers
Executive Vice President, Alcoa
Global President, Global Rolled Products
New York, New York

 
Kay Meggers was named Global President, Global Rolled Products in November 2011. He is responsible for Alcoa’s global mill products and rigid packaging businesses.  He also oversees the Australian rolled products businesses, and Alcoa’s operations in Russia.  Kay was elected a vice president of Alcoa in June 2011 and is a member of the Alcoa Executive Council, the Company’s senior leadership group that sets strategic direction. 

Kay most recently led the Business Excellence/Corporate Strategy (BC) resource unit, composed of the BC Projects, Growth and Market Strategy, and Corporate Quality teams, and is also responsible for overseeing the Company’s Asia-Pacific region.  He joined Alcoa in 2010 as Vice President, Corporate Initiatives, a position responsible for planning and coordinating major strategic initiatives from enhancing technology and innovation as part of the Alcoa Technology Advantage program to spearheading growth strategies for China and Brazil.

Prior to joining Alcoa, Kay was Senior Vice President at Siemens U.S. Building Technologies Division and served for three years as Business Unit Head of Building Automation. This $1.3 billion business has more than 110 branches in the U.S. and Canada.  In 2006 Kay served for nine months as Division Head of Fire Safety in Florham Park, N.J., also part of Siemens U.S. Building Technologies Division.

Kay joined Siemens Management Consulting in 1995 and was promoted to project manager in 1999.  Between 2002 and 2005, he served as Vice President of Strategic Planning at Siemens U.S., where he helped to design and coordinate the U.S. Business Initiative, which provided the strategic platform and processes that led to the turnaround of Siemens U.S. into one of the most profitable and fastest growing regions in the global company.

Kay received a Diploma in Physics in 1991 from the Christian-Albrechts University in Kiel, Germany. In 1995 after extensive research in applied nuclear physics and materials science, including at the U.S. National Laboratories in Los Alamos, New Mexico, he earned his Doctorate degree also from the Christian-Albrechts University in Kiel.

Kay served from 1983-1985 in the German Army on active duty and after that joined the German Army Reserve, where he advanced to Lieutenant Colonel and Battalion Commander (Reserve).

Kay resides in New York City.