Glen Morrison named President, Alcoa Building and Construction Systems
Glen Morrison named president,
Alcoa Building and Construction Systems
Alcoa has announced that Glen G. Morrison will become president, Alcoa Building and Construction Systems, succeeding David W. Schlendorf, who will retire following a distinguished 39-year career with the company.
Feb. 2, 2010 – Alcoa announced today that Glen G. Morrison will become president, Alcoa Building and Construction Systems, succeeding David W. Schlendorf, who will retire following a distinguished 39-year career with the company. Mr. Morrison was President, Kawneer North America, a major manufacturer of architectural aluminum building products and systems and 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,” said Bill Christopher, Alcoa Executive Vice President and Group President, Alcoa Engineered Products and Solutions.
Mr. 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 to his most recent position as President, Kawneer North America, which operates plants and service centers throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Mr. 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, outside of Pittsburgh, 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 with focus on marketing of sheet and plate products to the commercial and passenger automotive markets. Mr. 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, Mr. 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,” Christopher said.
Alcoa Building and Construction Systems has plants and offices in 12 countries in North America, Europe, North Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.