Alcoa welcomes back Archell as new Communications head

By IVCPOST Staff Reporter

Jul 30, 2013 05:38 PM EDT

Aluminum maker Alcoa announced that is has appoointed Libby Archell Vice President of Corporate Affairs as of September 1, 2013. Archel will be responsible for all communications activities and projects that influence Alcoa's relationships with media, reputation and employee engagement in line with her new position.

Archell, who will succeed Nick Ashoosh, is currently employed as Hewlett-Packard's Director of Communications. 

"With her successful track record in challenging assignments in Australia and the U.S., Libby has the ideal background and skills to take on this vital communications role at an important moment in Alcoa's 125th history," remarked Kleinfeld on Archell. "Communications will play a major role in driving the growth of Alcoa's value add businesses and supporting our actions to improve the competitiveness of our upstream business. Libby has the creativity, media savvy and proactive mindset to lead our global communications team in seizing those opportunities."

Alcoa, the world's largest maker of primary and fabricated aluminum, has been responsible for several major innovations in automotive, aerospace, building, packaging and construction, consumer electronics and commercial transportation since its establishment 125 years ago. The company is also currently the world's leading miner of bauxite and refiner of alumina. 

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