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Claude Alber

Vice President Europe

Collins Aerospace

Claude Alber is Vice President, Europe for Collins Aerospace. He is a key member of the company’s Global organization to further increase its focus and achieve full potential of Collins Aerospace in the region.

Prior to this appointment, Alber was vice president and managing director, Europe, Middle East and Africa for Rockwell Collins from 2011 to 2018. In this role, he was specifically responsible for developing the company’s business and overseeing all of its operations in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Alber joined Rockwell Collins in 1996 and held several management positions. The most significant one’s were 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.

From 1986 to 1995, Alber held several systems engineer and management positions at Sagem, EADS and Sofreavia Services.

Alber holds a Master of Science degree from Sup Aero in Toulouse, France.

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