NEW YORK--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 Klaus Kleinfeld.
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.