William F. (Bill) Christopher was the Executive Vice President, Alcoa, and Group President, Alcoa Engineered Products & Solutions. Bill was responsible for Alcoa’s global efforts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial transportation areas. He was appointed group president for Alcoa’s aerospace and commercial transportation groups in September 2002 and assumed additional responsibility for automotive in January 2003. Bill also led the customer and marketing initiatives for growth for the corporation until early 2006. In addition, he is a member of Alcoa's Executive Council, the senior leadership group that provides strategic direction for the company. Bill is also the director of Alcoa’s Global Aerospace Market Sector. He is now CEO of Garick Renewables and Environment, a North American distributor, processor and recycler of sustainable natural resource products with a commitment to sustainability and environmental practices. Using food, yard and forest products residuals, Garick diverts and beneficially reuses organic waste streams and creates organic mulches, soils, and other sustainable products, supplying customers with a complete range of products in bags, bales or bulk.