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Vitaliy V. Rusakov
President, Alcoa Fastening Systems
Torrance, California
 
 
Vitaliy Rusakov became President, Alcoa Fastening Systems (AFS) in February 2010.  AFS is a premier supplier of joining systems under the Huck and Fairchild products brands for aerospace and commercial customers worldwide.  The business unit has more than 5,600 employees in 22 manufacturing sites and 7 distribution/logistics centers and operates in 10 countries.
 
Most recently, Vitaliy was Vice President and General Manager of Operations, Alcoa Fastening Systems North America Aerospace, responsible for City of Industry, Carson, and the Van Petty Operations, all based in California, and led the implementation of AFS Strategic initiatives in Suzhou, China, for his operations.
 
Vitaliy began his career in the fastening business in 1998 when he joined Fairchild Fasteners as a business development manager.  After Alcoa acquired Fairchild Fasteners in 2002, Vitaliy became engaged in global strategic roles leading the integration of the AFS North America manufacturing and AFS Global logistics organizations into Alcoa.  Subsequently, he held various operational roles including Director of Operations of the City of Industry Business and Director of Aerospace Business Planning.
 
Earlier in his career in Ukraine, Vitaliy held consulting roles with Bain and Company, a global management consulting firm.
 
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics and Education from Kiev University of Linguistics and a Bachelor’s degree in International Economic Relations from Kiev University of Economics. He obtained his MBA degree from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.