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October 15, 2007
Alcoa's Kevin Anton Elected Chairman of Aluminum Association Board
NEW YORK--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that Kevin M. Anton, vice president of
Alcoa and President of Alcoa Materials Management, has been elected
chairman of the board of The Aluminum Association at the trade
organization’s annual membership meeting in
Mr. Anton succeeds Patrick M. Franc,president of ARCO Aluminum.
Anton’s two-year term begins January 1, 2008.
He has been vice chairman of the Association for the past two years.
As president of Alcoa Materials Management, Mr. Anton is responsible for
Alcoa’s trading, sales and marketing
activities related to primary products, including the physical and
financial trading of primary and scrap aluminum, electricity trading,
and transportation purchasing. He is also the Chief Financial Officer
for Alcoa’s Global Primary Products. This
involves overseeing financial activities and strategy for Alcoa’s
nine alumina refineries, bauxite assets in Australia, Brazil, Jamaica,
Suriname and Guinea, and the company’s
worldwide smelting system. He has been a vice president of Alcoa since
Previously, Mr. Anton worked as vice president of finance for Alcoa’s
Primary Products group and joined the company as vice president of Alcoa
World Alumina and Chemicals.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Anton held senior management positions at
Alumax Inc., including vice president and controller for Alumax’s
primary aluminum group and director of business planning.
Before Alumax, Mr. Anton held various financial positions, including
director of business planning and development for AMAX Inc. a
diversified mining and metals company.
The Aluminum Association, based in Arlington, VA, with offices in
Detroit, represents U.S. and foreign-based primary producers of
aluminum, recyclers, and producers of semi-fabricated products. It also
represents companies that supply products and services to the aluminum
industry. Member companies operate more than 200 plants in North
America, and many conduct business worldwide.
Alcoa is the world's leading producer and manager of primary aluminum,
fabricated aluminum and alumina facilities, and is active in all major
aspects of the industry. Alcoa serves the aerospace, automotive,
packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation and
industrial markets, bringing design, engineering, production and other
capabilities of Alcoa's businesses to customers. In addition to aluminum
products and components including flat-rolled products, hard alloy
extrusions, and forgings, Alcoa also markets Alcoa®
wheels, fastening systems, precision and investment castings, structures
and building systems. The company has 116,000 employees in 44 countries
and has been named one of the top most sustainable corporations in the
world at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. More
information can be found at www.alcoa.com.