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2/12/2018 | 2 MINUTE READ

Olivier Jarrault named CEO of Albany International

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Jarrault, who starts March 2, comes to Albany with significant aerospace experience from Alcoa where he most recently served as executive vice president and group president of Alcoa Engineered Products and Solutions.


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Albany International Corp. (Rochester, NH, US) announced on Feb. 5 that its Board of Directors has appointed Olivier Jarrault as president, chief executive officer and a member of the Board to succeed Joseph G. Morone, effective March 2.

Jarrault, 56, is a 14-year veteran of Alcoa, where his career culminated in his appointment in 2011 as executive vice president and group president of Alcoa Engineered Products and Solutions (EPS), leading a portfolio of global advanced-technology components manufacturing businesses serving a number of markets, including aerospace, industrial gas turbines, commercial transportation, and building and construction. Under Jarrault’s leadership, all of Alcoa’s downstream businesses increased their financial performance. EPS aerospace customers include Safran, GE, United Technologies, Boeing and Airbus.

Jarrault brings 26 years of aerospace and industrial experience to Albany. Prior to being named Group President of EPS, he served in a number of senior management positions at Alcoa — including as chief operating officer of EPS in 2010 and president of Alcoa Fastening Systems from 2003 to 2009 — as well as at Fairchild Fasteners and LISI Aerospace. Born in Lille, France, Jarrault earned an MS in mechanical engineering from the California Institute of Technology and an MBA from UCLA, and is a dual citizen of the US and France.

Erkie Kailbourne, chairman of Albany’s Board of Directors, says, "The Board of Directors is very pleased to welcome Olivier Jarrault as our next President and CEO. Olivier’s experience leading a portfolio of manufacturing businesses across a broad market spectrum — including aerospace, industrial gas turbines, commercial transportation and construction — and his demonstrated talent for organizational leadership, make us confident of his ability to lead Albany’s Machine Clothing and Albany Engineered Composites (AEC) businesses. And given his particular experience in aerospace — addressing the same markets and working with the same customers as Albany’s AEC business segment — combined with his proven track record of leading a global Tier 1 aerospace supplier through a period of significant growth, both organically and through acquisition, he is the ideal person to build upon what Joe Morone has already accomplished, and lead AEC through its next stages of growth and maturity.”

Joseph G. Morone, Albany’s outgoing president and CEO, adds, "In a very short time, I have developed a deep respect for Olivier. He is a strategist, but also hands-on. He is a technology-driven, growth-oriented builder of businesses, but also pays strict attention to financial discipline. He has extensive experience with boards and investors, but stays close to operations, and has extensive experience negotiating long-term, high-value agreements with aerospace customers. In my opinion, he is superbly qualified to lead Albany. I have no doubt that building on Albany’s strengths in both businesses, he’ll take the Company to an entirely new level of capability and performance."

Says Jarrault, "I am privileged to have the opportunity to lead Albany — a company with such a proud and compelling history, with significant strengths and exceptional growth potential. I am excited to engage with the customers, the entire Albany organization and the Board, to continue and further expand the efforts already underway to provide greater value to our customers, and to deliver increased returns for our shareholders."


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