Ayers named CEO of WireCo

July 1, 2013

WireCo WorldGroup, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of steel and synthetic lifting products, recently announced the appointment of Christopher L. Ayers as president and chief executive officer, effective July 7. Ayers will replace interim CEO Stephan Kessel, who has served since April.

Ayers previously served as executive vice president and 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.