Glen Morrison Named President, Alcoa Building
and Construction Systems; Succeeds David Schlendorf Who Will Retire
February 2, 2010
Alcoa announced today that Glen G. Morrison will become president
of Alcoa Building and Construction Systems, succeeding David W.
Schlendorf, who will retire following a 39-year career with the
company. Morrison previously served as president of Kawneer North
America, part of Alcoa's Building and Construction Systems organization.
"Glen's leadership has been instrumental in Kawneer's profitability
and recognition as the premium brand in North America. He is fully
prepared to lead the global business as we look to strategically
grow the business," says Bill Christopher, Alcoa executive
vice president and group president, Alcoa Engineered Products and
According to the announcement, Morrison has played a vital role
for Alcoa in the building and construction industry since he joined
the company in 1991 as sales and marketing director for Kawneer
UK. He progressed to marketing director for Alcoa Building &
Construction Systems, then general manager of the Alcoa Architectural
Products unit of Building & Construction Systems. In 2005, he
was named president, Kawneer North America.
Schlendorf's 39-year career with Alcoa includes a number of executive
commercial and technical positions. He began his Alcoa career in
1971 as a sales representative in Los Angeles, following graduation
from the Colorado School of Mines with a degree in metallurgy. Subsequently,
he moved into the role of market manager in the Alumina and Specialty
Chemicals business in 1979, where he was responsible for sales of
smelter grade alumina. He was promoted to manager, engineering properties
and design division at the Alcoa Technical Center in 1981 where
he led various functions. He then moved into the role of marketing
manager, transportation for the flat rolled products division in
1983. Schlendorf also led the effort to develop the aluminum structured
car as venture manager - Aluminum Intensive Vehicle from 1986 to
1992. He was promoted to president in 1992 where he managed the
Alcoa Automotive Structures group in Europe. In 2000, Schlendorf
was promoted to president, Building and Construction Systems.
"Dave has had a commendable career at Alcoa and has been responsible
for some of the most significant market developments at the company,
including the aluminum structured automobile. As head of Alcoa Building
and Construction Systems, Dave has done an outstanding job of combining
diverse businesses from acquisitions and position Alcoa Building
and Construction Systems as a leader in its various segments,"
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