December 27, 2011
Alcoa Names Sigurdsson President, European Region and Global Primary Products Europe

Alcoa announced today that Tómas Már Sigurdsson, Managing Director Alcoa Fjardaál, is appointed President, European Region and Alcoa Global Primary Products (GPP) Europe effective January 1, 2012. Sigurdsson succeeds Marcos Ramos who has assumed new responsibilities as President of GPP in Latin America and the Caribbean. Sigurdsson’s successor will be announced at a later date.

As European Regional President, Sigurdsson will be responsible for coordinating the activities of all of Alcoa’s nearly 50 locations throughout Europe, reporting to Chris Ayers, Alcoa Executive Vice President and President, Alcoa Global Primary Products, who is overseeing Europe as a member of Alcoa’s Executive Council. In his role as head of GPP Europe, Sigurdsson will report to GPP Chief Operating Officer Bill Oplinger and will have direct accountability for Alcoa’s smelters and refinery in Iceland, Italy, Norway and Spain.
“As a fully integrated aluminum company in Europe, representing and coordinating Alcoa’s wide array of Primary, Rolling and downstream businesses is an important role. Tomas is the ideal leader to take on that vital task,” said Klaus Kleinfeld, Alcoa Chairman and CEO.
“Tómas brings to our European Primary business solid operational experience having been responsible for the start-up and current ongoing operations of the Fjardaál smelting facility in Reydarfjordur, Iceland – the largest and newest smelter in the Alcoa system,” said Ayers. “He has driven improvement across the operation and proved to be a vital force in the community.”
Sigurdsson joined Alcoa in March 2004 from Nordurál, a primary aluminum manufacturer in Iceland, where he held various management positions since 1997. Early in his career he was an engineer/project manager for Hönnun Ltd. Consulting Engineers and the Icelandic Public Road Administration. A graduate of the University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Sigurdsson has a bachelor’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering and a master’s degree in Development Planning in 1995 from Cornell University, in the United States.

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Tómas Már Sigurdsson