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Daniel Cruise, Vice President Government and Public Affairs, Promoted to Alcoa's Executive Council
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that as a result of the increasing
impact of the Government and Public Affairs function on Alcoa's
business, Daniel Cruise will join Alcoa’s Executive Council, the
Company’s senior leadership group that sets strategic direction,
and report to Alcoa Chairman and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld.
Mr. Cruise joined Alcoa in October 2009 and became an officer of the
company in February 2011.
“From New York State to Europe to China, Government Affairs has been
working to protect our interests, secure competitive energy contracts
and initiate business development opportunities. The expanded function
is consistent with the global growth of Alcoa and will help us better
address new challenges in coming years," said Alcoa Chairman and CEO
The function will continue to be accountable for
global government affairs and public policy,
will help strengthen international coordination and assume
responsibility to support the business development team.
Prior to joining Alcoa, Mr. Cruise was managing director of the Albright
Stonebridge Group, a global business advisory group. Mr. Cruise served
in the White House during the Clinton Administration as Assistant Press
Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Director of Public Affairs for the
National Security Council. Prior to his public service, he worked for JP
Morgan. He is a graduate of Brown University and the University of
Cambridge. He is a member of the Board of the World Resource Institute,
the National Association of Manufacturers, the National Security Network
and is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Alcoa is the world’s leading producer of primary and fabricated
aluminum, as well as the world’s largest miner of bauxite and refiner of
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 nine 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.