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Vitaliy V. Rusakov
COO, Alcoa Fastening Systems & Rings, Alcoa Forgings & Extrusions
President, Alcoa Fastening Systems & Rings
Torrance, California
Vitaliy Rusakov is Chief Operating Officer responsible for Alcoa Fastening Systems & Rings (AFSR) and Alcoa Forgings & Extrusions (AFE), and is President of AFSR (formerly Alcoa Fastening Systems or AFS), a position he has held since 2010.
In November 2014, following the Firth Rixson acquisition, Vitaliy assumed responsibility for integrating the rings division into Alcoa Fastening Systems to form Alcoa Fastening Systems & Rings—a premier supplier of fastening systems and seamless rolled jet engine rings for aerospace and commercial customers worldwide. Alcoa Forgings & Extrusions manufactures lightweight, multi-material components for the aerospace, automotive and industrial markets. The two businesses combined have over 10,500 employees in 45 manufacturing sites and 9 distribution/logistics centers and operates in 14 countries.  Vitaliy also serves on Alcoa’s Executive Council, the senior leadership team that sets strategic direction for the company.
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 led the integration of the AFSR North America manufacturing and AFSR Global logistics organizations into Alcoa. He later became Vice President and General Manager for Alcoa Fastening Systems & Rings North America Aerospace Fasteners operations.
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. He is also an alumnus of INSEAD School of Business.