April 11, 2011

Alcoa Fastening Systems’ Frank Cosenza Receives IFI Technology Award

Torrance, California…. Alcoa Fastening Systems (AFS) is pleased to announce that Frank Cosenza is the recipient of this year’s Industrial Fastener Institute (IFI) Roy P. Trowbridge Technology Award. This award acknowledges that Mr. Cosenza has made significant contributions to the advancement of fastener technology and to the pool of knowledge related to the design, manufacturing, and application of mechanical fasteners and formed parts.

Torrance, California…. Alcoa Fastening Systems (AFS) is pleased to announce that Frank Cosenza is the recipient of this year’s Industrial Fastener Institute (IFI) Roy P. Trowbridge Technology Award. This award acknowledges that Mr. Cosenza has made significant contributions to the advancement of fastener technology and to the pool of knowledge related to the design, manufacturing, and application of mechanical fasteners and formed parts.
 
Cosenza started his career in the aerospace industry in 1959. A few years later, he joined a fastener manufacturer called Tridair, which then became Fairchild Fasteners, and is now part of Alcoa Fastening Systems. With his ability to think outside the box in his approach to designing solutions to fastening problems, and his philosophy of: “If it can be drawn, it can be manufactured”, Cosenza has more than 40 patents in his name. “We are extremely proud of Frank’s innovation accomplishments over the years”, said Martin Ryan, VP Technology for AFS. “His unique fastener designs have been incorporated on a large number of aircraft.”
 
Alcoa Fastening Systems, a business unit of Alcoa, is a leading worldwide designer and manufacturer of fastening systems including specialty fasteners, fluid fittings, assembly components, and installation systems for aerospace and industrial applications. Headquartered in Torrance, California, the company has over 6,000 employees at 32 manufacturing and distribution/logistics locations, in 11 countries. 

For more information about Alcoa Fastening Systems, visit www.alcoafasteners.com. For information about its complete line of Aerospace Products, please contact Ms. Anne Brown, Manager, Global Marketing Communications, Tel: 1 714 449 4374; Fax: 1714 278 8726; e-mail: anne.brown@alcoa.com.     




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Frank Cosenza (R) accepts the Roy P. Trowbridge Technology Award from Larry Valeriano, Chairman, Industrial Fastener Institute