Travis Engen "retired in March, 2006 after five years as President & CEO of Alcan. During his tenure, Alcan grew from $9 billion to $20 billion in revenues and created Novelis, an independent $8 billion revenue producer of rolled aluminum products. Mr. Engen served on the Board of Alcan as a Director from 1996 to 2006.
"Previous to leading Alcan Mr. Engen was the Chairman & Chief Executive of ITT Industries. He joined ITT Corporation in 1985 as president and general manager, ITT Avionics. In 1987, he was selected as the president and CEO of ITT Defence. In 1991, he was elected as executive vice president of ITT Corporation, assuming responsibility for ITT’s manufacturing businesses. In subsequent years, his responsibilities grew to include ITT's forest products, insurance, communications and information services divisions when ITT Industries was formed. In 1995, he was selected as its first chief executive.
"Mr. Engen serves on the Board of the Lyondell Chemical Company. He is Chairman of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and Chairman of the Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum.
"Mr. Engen is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautics and astronautics. He was born in California, in 1944, and has been married since 1967. He has one daughter and enjoys vintage car racing." (March 2006)