RUAG Appoints New CEO for Aerostructures Division

28.11.2014 New Appointments
RUAG Appoints New CEO for Aerostructures Division

RUAG Appoints New CEO for Aerostructures Division

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The Board of Directors of RUAG has appointed Alexander Toussaint as the new CEO of the Aerostructures division and member of the Executive Board. Toussaint, who holds a doctorate in engineering, has many years of international management experience in civil and military aerostructures. He will take up his new post as of 1 January 2015.

Alexander Toussaint (47) has been Managing Director of Hutchinson Aerospace GmbH (formerly KAEFER Aerospace GmbH) for five years. A subsidiary of the TOTAL/Hutchinson Group, the company specializes in cabin equipment for civil and military aircraft. Prior to this, he spent several years at Airbus Helicopters as head of the components production centre, and at Droege & Comp. as Principal and Interim Manager in implementation-oriented strategy consulting.

Alexander Toussaint brings with him more than ten years' aviation experience, and has established global sales contacts with prestigious aircraft manufacturers and leading suppliers.

As CEO of the Aerostructures division, Alexander Toussaint will implement and further develop the new global strategy. This aims to expand RUAG's position as a direct global supplier and partner to aircraft manufacturers with the existing service portfolio. The main objective is to strengthen and expand our sales and market access to aircraft manufacturers and the international supplier network (supply chain management). RUAG Aerostructures' key focal points are the manufacture and final assembly of complete fuselage sections and winglets for passenger aircraft. It also develops and produces wing and control components as well as sophisticated component assemblies and parts for civil and military aircraft. Its customers include aircraft manufacturers such as Airbus, Bombardier, Boeing, Pilatus and Dassault.

Alexander Toussaint holds a doctorate in engineering from the Technische Universität München. He is married and currently lives in Hamburg. In his free time, he enjoys sport – preferably jogging or sailing.

Toussaint will replace Urs Kiener (CFO), who has successfully managed the Aerostructures division on an interim basis for the past two and a half years.

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