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July 18, 2013
Alcoa Names Roy Harvey Chief Operating Officer for Global Primary Products (GPP); Leigh Ann Fisher Named CFO for GPP
NEW YORK--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that Roy Harvey has been promoted to
Chief Operating Officer for the Company's Global Primary Products (GPP)
business effective immediately. He will focus on the day-to-day
operations of Alcoa's 22 aluminum smelters and nine alumina refineries
worldwide, as well as bauxite assets in Australia, Brazil, Jamaica,
Suriname, Guinea and soon Saudi Arabia. Prior to his promotion, Harvey
was GPP Chief Financial Officer. He is a member of Alcoa's Executive
Council, the senior leadership team that sets strategic direction for
Succeeding Harvey as GPP CFO is Leigh Ann Fisher, who had been Group
Controller for GPP. Fisher will also become a member of the Executive
"Roy has an impressive international track record, leading complex
operations in Brazil, Spain and Central America," said Klaus Kleinfeld,
Alcoa Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "As an experienced CFO Roy
has acute financial expertise and operational insight. And his investor
relations background gives him a strong appreciation for the
expectations of shareholders, which he has demonstrated by bringing
discipline and rigor to operational and financial processes.
"Leigh Ann’s solid foundation in finance, spanning upstream and
downstream businesses at Alcoa, will add valuable perspective to our
senior leadership team,” Kleinfeld said. “She has made important
contributions to our success by driving systemic improvements in
financial processes such as forecast accuracy, financial modeling and
Harvey became Chief Financial Officer for GPP in 2011. Previously, he
served as Director of Investor Relations, serving as Alcoa’s principal
contact with investors and financial analysts. Additionally, Harvey was
Director of Corporate Treasury, where he was instrumental in developing
an extensive enterprise risk management program.
Harvey joined Alcoa in 2002 as a business analyst for GPP’s global
casthouse network. He also was plant manager for the San Ciprián, Spain,
smelter and Director of Finance and Business Integration for GPP Europe,
leading the finance and casthouse teams. In addition, he was casthouse
manager and plant controller in São Luis (Brazil).
Harvey graduated with honors from The Wharton School of Business,
University of Pennsylvania, simultaneously earning master’s degrees in
international business and corporate finance as a fellow of the Lauder
Institute International MBA program. He also holds a bachelor’s degree
in mining engineering from Columbia University. In 2008, he was named to
the prestigious Young Leaders Program of the World Economic Forum.
Leigh Ann Fisher
In her new position as CFO for GPP, Fisher is responsible for managing
finance and business analysis for Alcoa's worldwide primary products
system. During her Alcoa career, Fisher has served as Group Controller
for GPP and for Alcoa's Engineered Products & Solutions business unit.
She also worked as Director, Energy Development, US Primary Products in
Knoxville, TN where she led financial analysis and modeling in support
of the repowering efforts for US Primary Products. She has also
performed roles in Financial Shared Services in the Pittsburgh Office
and helped develop the current Alcoa finance processes that are widely
considered to be best practices across the industry.
Fisher joined Alcoa in 1989 at Alcoa’s Tennessee Operations after
receiving her bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of
Tennessee. She also obtained her CPA from the Tennessee state Board of
Accountancy in 1990.
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 125 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 11 consecutive years and approximately 75
percent of all of the aluminum ever produced since 1888 is still in
active use today. Alcoa employs approximately 61,000 people in 30
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