Chris Ayers

Chris Ayers, Board Member – Kentucky Trailer, Piedmont Manufacturing, Wilbert Funeral

Mr. Ayers is an Operating Partner of Alleghany Capital. Mr. Ayers is focused on manufacturing investments.



Prior to joining Alleghany Capital in 2017, Mr. Ayers was the President and Chief Executive Officer of WireCo WorldGroup, Inc. (“WireCo”), a leading producer of specialty steel wire ropes and high performance synthetic ropes. Prior to WireCo, he served as Executive Vice President of Alcoa Inc. and President of Alcoa’s Global Primary Products Group. Before Alcoa, Mr. Ayers held several executive positions at Precision Castparts Corp. (“PCC”), a manufacturer of metal components and products, including as PCC Executive Vice President, President of the PCC Forgings Division, and President of Wyman Gordon Forgings. Mr. Ayers began his career at Pratt & Whitney, the aircraft engine division of United Technologies Corporation. He is currently a Director of Universal Stainless & Alloy Products Inc. (NASDAQ:USAP), Arconic Corp. (NYSE:ARNC), and Samuel, Son & Co.



Mr. Ayers graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a B.A. and M.A. in Aerospace Engineering. He holds an M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut.