At Alcoa, Raymond B. Mitchell, 46, becomes president of Howmet Castings and Aerospace Forgings. Howmet Casting has 28 plants worldwide and produces high-grade investment castings for aerospace and industrial gas turbines. The aerospace forgings business manufactures forged aluminum, titanium, and nickel-based alloy parts for aerospace and industrial applications in its Cleveland facility. Mitchell had been president of Alcoa Wheel and Forged Products. He will continue to be based in Cleveland. Mitchell succeeds Mario Longhi, who was recently named group president Global Extruded and End Products.
Kevin Kramer, 45, is now president of Alcoa Wheel Products, responsible for both Alcoa's forged and cast wheel products businesses that supply the commercial vehicle and automotive markets globally. Kramer had been president of Cast Auto Wheels. Mr. Kramer's new role involves the merger of two Alcoa businesses: Cast Auto Wheel and Alcoa Wheel and Forged Products. He succeeds Raymond Mitchell, who was head of Alcoa Wheel and Forged Products. Kramer is located in Cleveland, Ohio.