Human Resource Superintendent – Alcoa, Massena, NY
Eowyn Hewey accepted a Member of the Month award on behalf of the St. Lawrence Chapter of NYS Women Inc. at the Greater Massena Chamber of Commerce Annual Luncheon. The Member of the Month organization receives a video opportunity with Chamber Director, Nathan LaShomb, to showcase what the organization has to offer members.
Eowyn joined Alcoa’s Massena West smelter in July 2002 as the Specialty Smelting Products & Services Flow Leader. In that role, Eowyn was responsible for managing the business of producing cathode collector straps and anode rods for several of Alcoa’s US smelters. In 2003, Eowyn assumed the duties of supervising the Anode Assembly department. Over 3 years, she transitioned Massena West out of the Specialty Products business and merged the remainder of the functions into the Anode Assembly department.
In 2007, Eowyn transitioned through the role of Electrode Flow Leader to Electrode Superintendent which she held until November 2010. As Superintendent, Eowyn led her team to improve Green Anode OEE, sponsored several TPM events and improved baking furnace dry scrubber performance.
In November 2010, Eowyn was promoted to Potroom and Aluminum Services Superintendent. In this role she was responsible for approximately 150 hourly and salary employees over three departments. By the end of her year and a half stint in the position, the Potline was returning to stability in both process and production. During this timeframe, Eowyn was certified as a DDI Facilitator and took an active role in teaching modules of ASE Phases I and II.
In July of 2012, Eowyn was offered a position in Human Resources. In that role, she worked with the Massena Modernization Project, continued facilitating ASE modules and achieved DDI Master Trainer Certification. Her general focus is on employee development including apprenticeship process, ASE, AWN, job shadowing and any other opportunity to further support and advance our employees. She also is the recruiter locally for all interns, working with hiring managers to attract the talent needed to fill the pipeline for key business roles. In the downsizing, she has taken on several duties including plant communications, Alcoa Foundation SPA and serves on two community boards.
Prior to joining the Massena West Smelter, Eowyn spent four years at the Massena East smelter as a first line supervisor in the Potrooms, first with Reynolds Metals in 1998 and then for Alcoa in 2000. In 1995 Eowyn came to Reynolds Metals employed by Olsten Temporary Services as a computer control operator in the Potrooms.
Eowyn earned her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from SUNY Potsdam in 1994, a Master’s degree in Engineering and Global Operations Management from the Clarkson University in 2006, and a Master Certificate in Human Resources from Cornell University in 2013.
Eowyn enjoys boating and camping with her family. She has 2 children, Michael and Rachel. She has volunteered as Chapter Advisor of Alpha Sigma Tau for 16 years, has been secretary and treasurer of the PTSA and is an member of SHRM.