Paolucci (pictured) succeeds Franklin Feder who is retiring from Alcoa effective August 1 after 23 years with the company.

In addition to overseeing Alcoa’s operations in Latin America and the Caribbean, Paolucci, has also been named President of Global Primary Products (GPP) for Latin America and the Caribbean, with responsibility for all GPP operations in the region. Paolucci reports to Alcoa Chairman and CEO Klaus

Kleinfeld for the regional role and to GPP Chief Operating Officer Roy Harvey for the GPP role.

“Paolucci brings wide-ranging experience helping to grow multinational companies in Brazil, which makes him ideally qualified to lead Alcoa in Latin America,” said Klaus Kleinfeld. “He will help us capture growing demand for our value-add products and solutions, while improving the cost structure of our alumina, aluminum and energy portfolio in the region.”