Alcoa’s vice president of Business Development and Regional Affairs for Latin America, Aquilino Paolucci, has been named as the president of Alcoa Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), effective as of March 2014. Paolucci succeeds Franklin Feder who is retiring from Alcoa this August after 23 years with the company.
In addition to overseeing Alcoa’s operations in Latin America and the Caribbean, Paolucci, has also been named president of Global Primary Products (GPP) for Latin America and the Caribbean, with responsibility for all GPP operations in the region. Paolucci reports to Alcoa Chairman and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld for the regional role and to GPP COO Roy Harvey for the GPP role.
“Paolucci brings wide-ranging experience helping to grow multinational companies in Brazil, which makes him ideally qualified to lead Alcoa in Latin America”, said Klaus Kleinfeld. “He will help us capture growing demand for our value-add products and solutions, while improving the cost structure of our alumina, aluminium and energy portfolio in the region.”
Paolucci joined Alcoa in 2004 and has 28 years’ experience in finance, including as CFO for Alcoa LAC as well as the CFO of the Brazilian subsidiaries of Pharmacia & Upjohn and then Monsanto, after the two pharmaceutical companies merged.