Career Highlights and Qualifications: Mr. Plant was elected Chief Executive Officer of Arconic Inc. in February 2019. Mr. Plant is the former Chairman of the Board, president and Chief Executive Officer of TRW Automotive, which was acquired by ZF Friedrichshafen AG in May 2015. Under his leadership, TRW employed more than 65,000 people in approximately 190 major facilities around the world and was ranked among the top 10 automotive suppliers globally. Mr. Plant was a co-member of the Chief Executive Office of TRW Inc. from 2001 to 2003 and an Executive Vice President of TRW from the company’s 1999 acquisition of Lucas Varity to 2003. Prior to TRW, Mr. Plant was President of Lucas Varity Automotive and managing director of the Electrical and Electronics division from 1991 through 1997.
Other Current Affiliations: In addition to his public company board memberships. Mr. Plant is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Previous Directorships: Mr. Plant was the chairman of the board for TRW Automotive from 2011 until May 2015, when it was acquired by ZF Friedrichshafen AG. He was also a director of Gates Industrial Corporation PLC from September 2017 until July 2019.
Attributes and Skills: Mr. Plant has had a distinguished career in the automotive industry spanning nearly 40 years. His industry knowledge provides a strong background from which Arconic can benefit. His leadership and succession of key executive roles will provide strategic and operational perspectives to the deliberations of the Board.