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Retired Army Col. Richard Pennycuick Named Alcoa Defense VP of Business Development for Army Programs

Dépèche transmise le 19 mai 2011 par Business Wire

Retired Army Col. Richard Pennycuick Named Alcoa Defense VP of Business Development for Army Programs

Retired Army Col. Richard Pennycuick Named Alcoa Defense VP of Business Development for Army Programs

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alcoa announced today that retired Col. Richard (Rick) Pennycuick, 50, will join Alcoa Defense in Washington, D.C., as vice president of business development for Army programs. He will work with Pentagon-based personnel, as well as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), to demonstrate Alcoa’s ability to deliver defense-related materials and structural solutions.

“He has a deep understanding of Army research and development, as well as military contracting and procurement needs.”

“Rick brings a wealth of leadership experience to his new role,” said Alcoa Defense President David Dobson. “He has a deep understanding of Army research and development, as well as military contracting and procurement needs.”

Prior to joining Alcoa Defense, Pennycuick spent nearly 30 years in the U.S. Army, focusing his career on program management, procurement and acquisition policy, contract management, international research and development collaboration and assessment, and rotorcraft combat leadership. His most recent Army assignment was with the Army’s Research, Development and Engineering Command, based in London. Pennycuick holds a bachelor’s degree from Missouri State University, a master’s degree in management from Webster University and a master’s degree in strategic planning from the Naval War College. He also is a graduate of various Defense Acquisition University courses and member of the Army Acquisition Corps.

Pennycuick succeeds Andy B. Mills, who has been promoted to vice president, automotive market development.

About Alcoa Defense
Alcoa Defense partners with industry leaders to design systems and materials that increase the speed, reach, agility and survivability of military platforms. In addition to delivering lightweight, innovative solutions in multiple product forms, Alcoa Defense manufactures subassemblies, prototypes and complete aluminum structures that original equipment manufacturers can integrate into their platforms for land, air and sea. More information can be found at AlcoaDefense.com.

About Alcoa
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.

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