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Bergeron Named Executive Vice President; Coleman Joins Alcoa as Vice President and Head of Rigid Packaging Business Unit PITTSBURGH--January 12, 1998--
Alcoa announced that George E. Bergeron, 56, has been named executive
vice president. He had been president, Alcoa Rigid Packaging, one of
Alcoa's largest business units, which produces aluminum sheet for the
beverage and food can industries and leads Alcoa's aluminum can
recycling activities. Mr. Bergeron will focus on specific corporate
growth initiatives to contribute to Alcoa's goal of reaching $20 billion
in revenues by 2000. Succeeding Mr. Bergeron will be Michael Coleman,
47, who joins Alcoa as a vice president of the company and president of
Alcoa's Rigid Packaging business unit.
Mr. Coleman has been president of North Star Steel, a unit of Cargill
Steel Group, since 1996. North Star Steel is the second largest
mini-mill steelmaker in the U.S. and ranks as the nation's eighth
largest steel producer. He also had responsibility for North Star
Recycling, a scrap recycling subsidiary of North Star. During his
15-year career with North Star, Mr. Coleman has held several operations
management positions, including accountability for the construction of a
new steel mill in Arizona.
Mr. Coleman was previously employed in engineering management positions
with Pullman Standard Corporation in Chicago and United States Steel
Corporation in Pittsburgh.
Mr. Coleman is a 1977 graduate of Penn State University, with a
bachelor's degree in electrical engineering.
Mr. Bergeron joined Alcoa in 1968. During his career, he has held a
series of production and marketing assignments before becoming president
of Alcoa Closure Systems International, a business unit that makes
plastic caps and capping equipment for the packaging market. In 1990,
Mr. Bergeron was elected an Alcoa vice president and general manager of
the Rigid Packaging Division. He assumed his most recent position as
president, Rigid Packaging in 1991.