Alcoa’s split – a smart move

Alcoa’s split – a smart move

In September last year Alcoa Inc, a global leading aluminium producer by revenue, announced that it would split into two separate companies. One company will retain the Alcoa name and primary aluminium business while the other, yet to be named, will house...


Aluminium Luminaries – Klaus Kleinfeld

Klaus Kleinfeld, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alcoa, participated in a roundtable discussion at this week’s World Economic Forum in Bern, Switzerland. In his remarks he opined that the costs and time of production of aluminium have lowered over previous years, and that the industry’s biggest limiting factor isn’t technology but humans not questioning […]

Aluminium Luminaries – Oleg Deripaska

Oleg Deripaska, president of United Company RUSAL, wrote an opinion piece in The Australian last week outlining his opinion of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) and its findings. As one of the biggest movers and shakers in the aluminium industry, his insight on the most important climate change agreement in history […]

Aluminium Luminaries – Charles Martin Hall

Charles Martin Hall was born in Ohio in 1863 as one of eight children. He was initially schooled at home by his mother, who taught him to read. An advanced learner, he was using his father’s chemistry book as a reader. Hall progressed rapidly in school, showing an aptitude for chemistry early on. While in […]