COLLEGIEN, France, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Align AerospaceFrance, SAS ("Align" or the "Company"), a leading provider of hardware components, logistics and supply chain solutions in the aerospace and defense industries, announced today the appointment of Jerome de Truchis as General Manager – Europe.
M. de Truchis most recently served as the head of the Industrial Technologies France Sales & Service team of Ingersoll Rand. M. de Truchis had previously served in a variety of positions with Alcoa Fastening Systems and its predecessor company Fairchild Fasteners. Commenting on M. de Truchis' appointment, Raynard D. Benvenuti, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Align and Align's Interim CEO commented, "Jerome brings a wealth of experience in the aerospace fastener business to Align Europe. He will champion our team to dramatically expand our European aerospace and defense presence. Align's Board and shareholders are extremely pleased to have someone with Jerome's significant industry experience and proven leadership capabilities taking on this important role."
M. de Truchis stated, "I am pleased to be taking on this pivotal position with Align, and I look forward to leading Align's growth in Europe."
Align is a global provider of hardware components, logistics and supply chain solutions in the global aerospace and defense industries. Between 1998 and 2011, the Company operated as Pentacon, Eurofast SAS, and Anixter Aerospace Hardware. Align began independent operations in August 2011 as a result of the divestiture of the business by Anixter International to Greenbriar Equity Group.