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Alan Cransberg
Vice President, Alcoa
President, Alcoa Refining & Australia Region
Perth, Western Australia
 
 
Alan Cransberg became President, Alcoa Refining & Australia Region in January 2015. In this new role, he is responsible for Alcoa's refineries across the globe, including commercial and operational activities, as well as environment, health and safety.  He also oversees the Refining Center of Excellence.  Alcoa is the world's largest producer of alumina and has refineries in Australia, Brazil, Spain, Suriname and the U.S.  Alan continues to represent Alcoa in Australia to facilitate growth opportunities and coordinate government affairs, human relations, communications and associations there.  Alan is also a vice president of Alcoa.
 
Prior to this assignment, Alan was President, Global Primary Products, Australia, responsible for the bauxite mines, alumina refineries and aluminum smelters in Australia. Before returning to Australia in 2008, Alan was President, Global Manufacturing for Alcoa’s Global Primary Products group based in New York. In this role, he was responsible for global primary products manufacturing, which includes mining, smelting and refining worldwide. He also served as chair of Alcoa’s Employee Relations Council in the US.
 
Alan began his Alcoa career in West Australia, graduating in 1980 from the University of West Australia with an honors degree in Civil Engineering. He worked in the Alcoa Bauxite Mining Group and the West Australian alumina refining system in various engineering, business analysis, planning and managerial positions. He was appointed Pinjarra Alumina Refinery location manager in 1998.  In 2001, Alan moved to the U.S. to become location manager of Alcoa's Point Comfort, TX, alumina and chemicals complex. Two years later, he relocated to Knoxville, Tenn., as president of Primary Metals, USA. His job was expanded to President, Primary Metals North America in 2004, with direct responsibility for locations in the U.S. and Canada as well as coordination of Alcoa’s worldwide smelting facilities.
 
Alan is Chairman of the West Coast Eagles Football Club, Vice Chairman of the Australian Aluminium Association, and a Board member for the Black Swan State Theatre Company. He is also a Board member on the Foundation to Prevent Violence Against Women and Their Children, is on the Board of the Alcoa Foundation as well as being a member of the CEO’s for Gender Equity in West Australia.