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April 9, 2003
Alcoa Science and Technology Announces 2003 Alcoa Corporate Technology Award Winners
UPPER BURRELL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 9, 2003--Alcoa
Technical Center (ATC), Alcoa's largest research, development and
engineering facility, announces the recipients of Alcoa's 2003 Alcoa
Corporate Technology Awards. These awards honor the company's finest
scientists and engineers for creativity, teamwork, leadership and
persistence in the conception, development and application of science
and technology across Alcoa's global operations.
Alcoa's deep capabilities in research, development and applied
engineering are one of the key ways Alcoa delivers solutions to its
customers. The awards acknowledge individual and team contributions.
The 2003 Alcoa Corporate Technology Awards and recipients are:
- The Francis C. Frary Award for a lifetime of outstanding
individual contributions to Alcoa science and technology is
awarded to Dr. G. Keith Turnbull, retired Executive Vice
President, Alcoa Business System, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
- The Alcoa Chairman's Award for significant individual
contributions to innovation, development and implementation of
materials processing and systems technologies is awarded to:
- Dr. Dhruba J. Chakrabarti, Senior Technical Specialist,
Alcoa Technical Center, Alcoa Center, PA, USA; and
- Dr. Gerald I. D. Roach, Technical Manager, Extraction
Technology, Alcoa World Alumina, Kwinana, Western
- The I.W. "Chief" Wilson Award for outstanding leadership in
the management of science and technology throughout Alcoa is
- Mr. Robert C. Pahl, Director of Application Engineering
and Process Development, Alcoa Extruded Products -
Aerospace, Lafayette, IN, USA; and
- Mr. Jerry L. Roddy, Director of Technology, Primary
Metals, Knoxville, TN, USA.
- The Arthur Vining Davis Award for outstanding team achievement
in Alcoa science and technology is awarded to:
- The Dura-Bright(R) Surface Treatment Team, Alcoa Wheel and
Forged Products, Cleveland, OH, USA; and
- The Release(TM) Non-Stick Aluminum Foil Team, Alcoa
Consumer Products, Richmond, VA, USA.
The awards will be presented at a ceremony in Pittsburgh, PA,
April 10, 2003.
Alcoa is the world's leading producer of primary aluminum,
fabricated aluminum and alumina, 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, Alcoa also markets consumer brands
including Reynolds Wrap(R) foils and plastic wraps, Alcoa(R) wheels,
and Baco(R) household wraps. Among its other businesses are vinyl
siding, closures, precision castings, and electrical distribution
systems for cars and trucks. The company has 127,000 employees in
39 countries. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com.