As vice president and controller for Alcoa, Mr. Thene is responsible for the company’s worldwide accounting systems and records, corporate fiduciary financial processes and the preparation and filing of Alcoa’s financial statements and reports. Most recently, he was director of investor relations for the corporation.
During his 18 years with Alcoa, Mr. Thene served in a series of financial management positions including chief financial officer, Global Mill Products and vice president, Finance for Alcoa World Alumina and Chemicals. Earlier in his career, Mr. Thene worked as plant controller at two locations before being named manufacturing manager for the Alumina Chemicals business in Arkansas. In 1998, he joined the Alcoa Forgings business in Cleveland, Ohio as division controller, then in 2001 he moved to New York as manager of the corporate financial analysis and planning group, Mr. Thene was named vice president, Finance for Alcoa World Alumina and Chemicals in 2002, then CFO Global Mill Products and to his most recent position in 2006.
He obtained a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Indiana State University (1983) and received an MBA degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio in 2001. Mr. Thene is a certified public accountant.