Alcoa Incorporated location manager to lead Davenport Works

Malcolm Murphy, currently Alcoa, Inc., Tennessee Operations manager has been appointed vice president and general manager of Alcoa’s Davenport Works facility located in Davenport, Ia.

Murphy, a 23-year veteran in the aluminum rolling industry, came to Tennessee Operations in July 2005 from Alcoa’s Yennora facility in Australia. Since that time, Murphy has been instrumental in improving Tennessee’s manufacturing performance, financial results, and has lead significant employee engagement improvements throughout every level of the organization to make Tennessee’s operations more competitive globally and ensure its future viability.

“Leading Davenport Works is a tremendous opportunity for Malcolm,” said Ann Whitty, Alcoa’s vice president and general manager for Alcoa Tennessee Operations Rigid Packaging Division. “Tennessee Operations has grown great leaders in the past, and it continues to provide our global businesses with people who can lead us to higher levels of success.”

Congruent with this change is the appointment of Chris Jackson to operations manager of Tennessee RPD. Jackson has held senior manufacturing roles for more than 20 years, most recently with Chromalox, Inc. where he is general manager of Utah Operations. Chromalox manufactures customized precision heating and control systems. Jackson has previously worked for RR Donnelley in Virginia, ADVO Inc. Windsor, Conn. and was vice president and plant manager for Coors Brewing Company’s operation in Memphis, Tenn. Prior to starting his Industrial Career he was a Captain in the United States Army.

“Chris clearly understands that employee and community engagement are critical pathways to success at Tennessee,” said Whitty. “He is committed to continuing the great work Malcolm has started, while at the same time thinking about the business creatively so that more achievements can be realized as a competitive global business.”

Jackson began his role at Tennessee Operations on April 7.

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