Paul Warton (59), business unit president at Constellium, has been appointed executive vice-president for Hydro’s Extruded Solutions business area. Warton will report to Hydro president and CEO Hilde Merete Aasheim and join the corporate management board. He will start his new position on 1 February 2021, replacing Egil Hogna, who will leave Hydro to become CEO at Nordic consultancy Norconsult.
Alcoa Corporation has announced the implementation of a leaner, more integrated, operator-centric organization, effective 1 November 2019. The company will eliminate its business unit structure and consolidate sales, procurement and other commercial capabilities at an enterprise level. Under the new operating model, the Alcoa Executive Team will also be streamlined from twelve to seven direct reports to CEO Roy Harvey. The new structure will reduce overhead, promote operational and commercial excellence, increase connectivity between the company’s plants and leadership, ensure a continued focus on safety and position Alcoa for sustainable profitability.