ROCHESTER, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Albany International Corp. (NYSE: AIN) announces Rick Sharpe as Senior Vice President of Global Customers and Marketing for Albany Engineered Composites (AEC). In this new position, Sharpe will emphasize and enhance AEC’s brand in the aerospace market, enhance the overall customer experience and accelerate the global growth strategy of the business.
“Rick is a seasoned leader with several decades of experience in the aerospace industry. He brings significant expertise to Albany with a vision and proven methodologies for delivering outstanding customer satisfaction and industry-leading growth,” said Olivier Jarrault, President and CEO of Albany International.
Sharpe brings more than 20 years of senior leadership experience in the aerospace industry. Prior to joining Albany, he served as Group Vice President and General Manager of B/E Aerospace Consumables Management Division, the world’s largest aerospace distributor and supply chain manager, and prior to that as Senior Vice President, Global Customers and Marketing, for Alcoa Fastening Systems, the leading manufacturer of aerospace c-class hardware. Rick has also served as a United States Air Force F-15 fighter pilot, flight commander, and F-15/F-22 fighter training programs manager.
About Albany International Corp.
Albany International is a global advanced textiles and materials processing company, with two core businesses. Machine Clothing is the world’s leading producer of custom-designed fabrics and belts essential to production in the paper, nonwovens, and other process industries. Albany Engineered Composites is a rapidly growing supplier of highly engineered composite parts for the aerospace industry. Albany International is headquartered in Rochester, New Hampshire, operates 22 plants in 10 countries, employs 4,400 people worldwide, and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (Symbol AIN). Additional information about the Company and its products and services can be found at www.albint.com.