Steve Scott

Steve Scott

Owner / Independent Consultant

HOP Improvement, LLC

Steve Scott worked for Alcoa, a global mining and metals company, for over 30 years, retiring in 2019.  He began his career as a general factory worker at the Eastalco aluminum smelter in Maryland.  After ten years as an operator, mostly in the casthouse, Steve became a supervisor, then held positions of increasing responsibility, culminating in the role of Casthouse Superintendent. 

Following the closure of Eastalco in 2005, Steve worked as a Lean Manufacturing consultant with an internal consulting group. In 2008, Steve assumed the role of Continuous Improvement Manager for Alcoa’s U.S. Primary Products business, supporting eight aluminum smelters and an alumina refinery. It was in this role that 
Steve first began applying Human & Organizational Performance as part of an overall improvement strategy.

For more than ten years, Steve was involved in leading HOP implementation at Alcoa.  Steve spent his last four years at Alcoa as the Director of Human Performance & Continuous Improvement, charged with embedding HOP and Critical Risk Management, primarily focused on Serious Injury & Fatality (SIF) prevention, across all of Alcoa’s sites globally.  

Following his retirement, Steve began work as an independent consultant, helping other organizations put HOP/New View and Critical Risk Management principles to work with the goal of engaging employees in reducing serious injuries and fatalities, while improving overall business performance.

Steve lives in Charles Town, West Virginia with his wife, Karen, and their dogs and cats.  They have three sons:  David, an Engineering Manager at JLG; Andy, manager of a climbing gym; and Timmy, a Computer Research Scientist for NASA.