Alcoa Massena plant manager leaves following promotion to president of Alcoa Global Primary Products
Friday, February 8, 2013 - 5:41 am

MASSENA -- Manager of operations at the Massena Alcoa plant, John Martin, has been promoted to president of Alcoa Global Primary Products ­ United States.

Martin served as manager of Massena operations since 2010.

As manager, Martin led significant improvements in production, financial performance, safety and employee engagement, including a safe and successful restart of the Massena East Plant in 2011.

"John has held positions of increasing responsibility in Alcoa¹s smelting technical and production areas, most recently as Massena operations manager

where he oversaw significant operational and financial performance improvements," said Bob Wilt, chief operating officer of Global Primary Products. "His plant-level experience combined with a demonstrated focus on execution will be key to achieving continued improvements among our US-based Global Primary Products facilities."

Martin joined Alcoa in 1986 as a mechanical engineer at Warrick Operations, Evansville, Ind.

He later became the company¹s smelting technical manager in 2004.

Two years later, he was named manager of the Warrick Casthouse and became power plant manager in 2008. Succeeding Martin on an interim basis are Bob Lenney, who is named Massena east plant manager, and Steve Rombough who is named Massena west plant manager.

Martin holds a bachelor¹s degree in mechanical engineering from West Virginia University and a master¹s degree in behavioral science from Bastyr University.