NEW YORK--The Alcoa (NYSE:AA) Board of Directors has appointed Susan Ringler Vice President and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer. Ringler, who will join Alcoa on June 1, has been a Deputy General Counsel of Xylem Inc., a global water technology company that was spun off from ITT Corporation in 2011. At Xylem she provides strategy and regulatory advice, as well as oversight and supervision of policies and programs involving compliance with U.S. and foreign laws and regulations. She succeeds Judith Nocito, Director, Global Compliance and Assistant General Counsel, who will retire August 1 after a distinguished 34-year career with Alcoa.
"Sue's impressive and varied legal career is well-matched to this position and the importance Alcoa places on the critical function of Ethics and Compliance," said Audrey Strauss, Alcoa Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer.
In 2006, Ringler joined ITT Corporation, where she created and implemented its first global anti-corruption program. Earlier in her career, she served as General Counsel under Chairman Paul Volcker of the Independent Inquiry Committee investigating the United Nations Oil for Food Programme, a large international corruption investigation spanning six continents. She also investigated fraud and corruption in World Bank-financed projects, and worked on developing best practices for investigations. As part of her work with the American Bar Association’s Central and East European Law Initiative, Ringler developed and managed criminal justice reform assistance and training programs in Russia and the former Soviet Republics. As an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the White Collar Fraud Group of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland from 1985-1998, Ringler prosecuted complex federal fraud and corruption cases. Previously, she was a trial attorney at Semmes, Bowen and Semmes.
Nocito to retire
During a career that began in Alcoa's Legal Department in 1979, Nocito served as Counsel for many Alcoa businesses and Group Counsel for several large business units including Alcoa Aerospace and Commercial Transportation, and Engineered Products and Solutions. Nocito was elected Assistant Secretary of Alcoa in 2002 and Corporate Secretary a year later. In 2009, she took on her current position of Director of Global Compliance.
"Judi has served as a role model and leader who not only exemplifies Alcoa’s strong commitment to ethics and integrity, but also has led the programs that ensure Alcoans companywide understand and live our Values," said Strauss.
Nocito is a member of the Board of Directors of Girls Hope of Pittsburgh, Inc., and the National Aviary. In addition, she is a member of the Dickinson School of Law of Pennsylvania State University’s Board of Counselors, an advisory group to the Dean and President of the University on matters relating to the law school. Nocito is also a member of the Conference Board’s Council on Corporate Compliance and Ethics; the Ethics and Compliance Officers Association; the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics; the American Bar Association; the District of Columbia Bar Association; and the Corporate Counsel Association.
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 countries across the world. For more information, visit www.alcoa.com, follow @Alcoa on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Alcoa and follow Alcoa on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Alcoa.