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April 13, 2010
Diana Perreiah Named General Manager for Alcoa’s Kawneer North America Business
Succeeds Glen Morrison in Pivotal Leadership Role to Drive Kawneer’s
Growth and Investment Strategy
NORCROSS, Ga.--Alcoa announced today that Diana Perreiah has been named General
Manager, Kawneer North America, succeeding Glen Morrison, who recently
was named President, Alcoa Building & Construction Systems. Kawneer
Company, Inc., part of Alcoa’s Building & Construction Systems business
unit, is the leading manufacturer of architectural aluminum products and
systems for commercial construction. In her new role, Perreiah will be
responsible for guiding the executive management team and oversight of
company operations, as well as leading operational excellence, capturing
productivity gains and delivering exceptional customer service for
Kawneer North America.
As a long time Alcoa employee, Perreiah most recently held the position
of Vice President, Business Operations, for Kawneer North America. Her
career with Alcoa began in 1986 in Alcoa’s Rigid Packaging Division
(RPD) at Warrick Operations in Evansville, Ind., where she held various
leadership positions. In 1999, Perreiah transferred to Pittsburgh to
lead the consolidation of Alcoa’s North America information
infrastructure services. In 2003 she joined Alcoa’s internal
manufacturing excellence group, Alcoa Operations Management Consulting
(AOMC), and later was named plant manager for Alcoa’s largest soft alloy
extrusion plant located in Cressona, Pa., in 2005. Two years later, she
was named Operations Manager at Alcoa’s Lafayette (Ind.) Operations,
part of Alcoa’s Hard Alloy Extrusions business. Perreiah later assumed
responsibility for all extrusion operations in North America. She will
continue to be based out of Kawneer’s Norcross, GA, headquarters.
Perreiah graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Computational Science from
Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia.
Recently, Kawneer embarked on a carefully planned initiative to upgrade
its service centers to provide more flexibility and superior service to
customers. “Perreiah’s appointment is a strategic move for Kawneer as
the company continues to pursue an aggressive investment agenda. As
Kawneer works to improve and expand its operational capabilities, grow
its wide range of products and advance the company through technology
and people, Perreiah’s strong leadership experience in operations,
commercial and information services will be critical,” said Glen
Morrison, President, Alcoa Building & Construction Systems.
“Kawneer North America maintains a key role in Alcoa Building &
Construction Systems’ strategy and even in these challenging times for
the industry we continue to invest heavily in the business,” Morrison
continued. “I am confident that Diana’s leadership will continue to
propel Kawneer toward its goal of driving innovation and effective
customer-centric business operations to ensure we meet our customers’
needs now and in the future.”
To learn more about Kawneer, please visit www.kawneer.com.
With more than 100 years of innovation and
experience, Kawneer North America is headquartered in Norcross, GA, and
is the leading manufacturer of architectural aluminum products and
systems for the commercial construction industry. Kawneer is part of
Alcoa’s global Building and Construction Systems (BCS) business unit.
Alcoa BCS manufactures and markets architectural systems and products in
North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Alcoa is the world’s
leading producer and manager of primary aluminum, and alumina
facilities, and is active in all major aspects of the industry. For more
information on Kawneer or its products, please visit www.kawneer.com.
Alcoa is the world’s leading producer of primary
aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina. In addition to inventing the
modern-day aluminum industry, Alcoa innovation has been behind major
milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and
construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and
industrial markets over the past 120 years. Among the solutions Alcoa
markets are flat-rolled products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings,
as well as Alcoa® wheels, fastening systems, precision and investment
castings, and building systems in addition to its expertise in other
light metals such as titanium and nickel-based super alloys.
Sustainability is an integral part of Alcoa’s operating practices and
the product design and engineering it provides to customers. Alcoa has
been a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for eight
consecutive years and approximately 75 percent of all of the aluminum
ever produced since 1888 is still in active use today. Alcoa employs
approximately 59,000 people in 31 countries across the world. More
information can be found at www.alcoa.com.