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Rudolph Huber to Head Alcoa Global Business Services Group
PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 28, 2003--Alcoa (NYSE:AA)
announced today that Rudolph (Rudi) P. Huber, 49, has been named to
the newly created position of vice president Alcoa Global Business
Services and Chief Information Officer. Mr. Huber has been a vice
president of Alcoa and CIO since 2000. He will be responsible for
leveraging the global transactional processes for information
technology, financial, procurement, and human resources, with a focus
on combining the North American and European organizations into the
In announcing the new position, Alcoa CEO Alain Belda said,
"Regional business service functions have delivered significant
results for Alcoa in terms of cost and consistent value delivery over
recent years. Now is the time to expand our vision in the direction of
globally leveraging transactional operational work in our continuing
focus on achieving world-class costs, quality and services and
creating value for customers and shareholders"
Biographical information on Mr. Huber follows:
Rudi Huber was named vice president of Alcoa and chief information
officer in November 2000. Previously, he was executive director
finance for Alcoa of Australia.
Mr. Huber joined Alcoa in 1981 in Lausanne, Switzerland as credit
manager in Europe, progressing to treasurer, European region in 1986.
Two years later, he moved to Pittsburgh where he held various
positions in finance until being named assistant treasurer in 1991. He
returned to Lausanne in 1992 as director of finance and
administration, Europe and chief financial officer for Alcoa Italia.
In 1997 he relocated to Perth, Western Australia as director finance
for Alcoa of Australia. He returned to the U.S. in 2000 to assume his
most recent position as vice president and CIO.