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Bob Hubbard

Mr. Hubbard has a decorated career in the aluminum industry spanning 49 years. He began his career at Alcoa in 1970 and held various technical and management positions throughout his 20 years at the company.

Bob then spent 27 years working for IMCO, Aleris, and Real Alloy where he cemented his expertise in aluminum melting, scrap/dross recovery, and alloy specifications. Bob Retired from Real Alloy in 2017 and started FRH Aluminum, LLC, a consulting business located in Lenoir City, Tennessee.



Greg Wittbecker

Based in Pittsburgh, Greg supports CRU’s North American and Global fundamental aluminum analysis.

Greg joined CRU in January 2018, following his retirement as Vice President, Industry Analysis, Alcoa. During his 14 years at Alcoa, Greg held director roles in analysis, logistics, recycling policy and corporate strategy. During 2016-2017, Greg was Managing Director of Alcoa China, Shanghai, where he led Alcoa’s comprehensive analysis of the Chinese upstream markets.

Before joining Alcoa in 2003, Greg was Global Manager of Physical Metal Trading for Koch Supply and Trading. From 1988-2001, he served as Vice President at Wise Metals Group, responsible for risk management and primary metal trading. Greg began his career with Cargill Inc, holding a progression of operational and trading roles within grains, metals and ocean freight.



Doug Hilderhoff

Doug joined CRU as team leader for North American Aluminum in 2017. Doug is based in CRU’s Pittsburgh office and his responsibilities encompass the entire aluminium value chain.

Doug provides key insights into the North American aluminum market and contributes to many of CRU’s aluminum publications. Prior to joining CRU, Doug spent 11 years at Alcoa, most recently as Senior Manager of Global Market Intelligence where he led a team of analysts focused primarily on refining, smelting, and casting raw materials. Doug holds an undergraduate degree in Management Information Systems from the Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.

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