Saying ‘hello’ to Jackson

Alcoa, Inc., invited community leaders and friends to Sullivans recently to welcome Chris Jackson, new operations manager of Alcoa Tennessee Rigid Packaging Division, and his wife, Melbia Jackson, to Blount County.

The Jackson family came to Blount County from Utah, where Jackson was with Chromalox, Inc., but the personably new manager said he was really “a Kentucky native,” having been born and raised in Kentucky. He played varsity football and was an undefeated boxer at the United States Military Academy at West Point and received his master’s degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He lived in West Tennessee when he was vice president and plant manager for Coors Brewing Company in Memphis.

Jackson, who began his role at Tennessee Operations on April 7, replaces Malcolm Murphy, who was appointed vice president and general manager of Alcoa’s Davenport Works facility in Davenport, Ia.

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