Claude Alber has been named vice president of Collins Aerospace in Europe. Alber will create Collins Aerospace’s enterprise strategy for Europe which the company says is to deliver new growth and provide innovative solutions to customers.
He was previously vice president and managing director, Europe, Middle East and Africa for Rockwell Collins.
“Alber’s ability to effectively drive change, transform organizations and develop business has been proven repeatedly in his various roles,” said Henry Brooks, president Customer & Account Management for Collins Aerospace. “His extensive experience across aerospace and defense businesses will be a key asset to develop Collins Aerospace in Europe, utilizing and bringing together the breadth of capabilities across the enterprise.”
Alber has been senior director for Commercial Systems, leading Rockwell Collins programs for Airbus and other international aircraft manufacturers, and prior to that, director, Integrated Systems, European programs for Government Systems. In those roles, Alber significantly contributed to the growth of Rockwell Collins business in Europe.
Before joining Rockwell Collins, Alber held several systems engineer and management positions at Safran, Airbus and ASECNA (Agence pour la Sécurité de la Navigation Aérienne en Afrique).
Alber holds a Master of Science degree from Sup Aero in Toulouse, France.