Eric Roegner has been named chief operating officer of Alcoa Investment Castings, Forgings and Extrusions, a new position. Since 2009 he has been president of Alcoa Forgings and Extrusions, and since June 2012 he has been president of Alcoa Defense.

He will continue to report to Olivier Jarrault, executive vice president and group president, Engineered Products and Solutions.

"Eric has a demonstrated track record of success," Jarrault said. "This organizational change will help us leverage Alcoa's leading global position in aerospace propulsion, structures, and energy to align and extend our market breadth and reach further downstream into end-market applications."

In the new role, Roegner will have responsibility for a series of Alcoa businesses, including Alcoa's Power and Propulsion, Forgings and Extrusions, Oil and Gas, and Defense businesses. Also, he will join Alcoa's Executive Council, which plans Alcoa’s strategic direction.

He joined Alcoa in 2006 as COO of Global Extruded Products. In 2007 he became the president of Alcoa’s Global Hard Alloy Extrusions. Previously, he had been a partner with McKinsey & Company and a field engineer with Schlumberger Ltd.

Roegner holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton University and a master's degree in business administration from Case Western Reserve University.

Roegner’s successor as president of Alcoa Forgings and Extrusions is Jacques Vanier, who had been chief operating officer for Forgings and Extrusions. Vanier and Mike Pepper, president of Alcoa Power and Propulsion, will report to Roegner.

Jacques Vanier re-joined Alcoa in 2010 as the COO of Extrusions and assumed operations responsibility for Forgings in 2012. Prior to then, he was the vice president of manufacturing at American Commercial Lines.

Earlier in his career with Alcoa he held several leadership assignments including director of global manufacturing and operations, Alcoa Transportation Systems, and director of manufacturing for Alcoa Soft Alloy Extrusions. He holds a bachelor's degree in Industrial Distribution and a Master's Degree in Industrial Management from Clarkson University.