WireCo WorldGroup Appoints Christopher Ayers President and CEO | Construction News

WireCo WorldGroup has appointed of Christopher Ayers as president and CEO, effective July 7, 2013. Ayers will replace interim CEO Stephan Kessel, who has served since April 2013. 


Ayers previously served as executive vice president, president of global primary products at Alcoa, where he oversaw the company’s aluminum and alumina businesses, with more than 20,000 employees and 39 facilities worldwide, and $10.5 billion in 2012 revenue. Prior to joining Alcoa, he was President of the PCC Forgings Division of Precision Castparts Corporation. When Ayers led PCC Forgings, the business had $3.5 billion in revenue and 5,500 employees in facilities located in North America, Europe, UK, and Australia. He was also President of Wyman Gordon Forgings from 2004 to 2006.


“After a thorough search, we are confident that we have selected the best candidate to lead WireCo,” said John J. Anton, Chairman of WireCo.  “Chris has had a solid track record of success in achieving operational excellence and financial performance. His appointment represents a natural step in the evolution of WireCo as we seek to enhance the Company’s global manufacturing footprint and comprehensive product portfolio to service diverse end markets. Given Chris’s significant leadership skills and relevant industry experience, we believe he is the ideal choice to drive improvements in the business and further develop our brand while delivering a consistently superior customer experience for all existing and prospective customers.