President, Arconic Fastening Systems
Vitaliy Rusakov is President of Arconic Fastening Systems, a global leader in innovative, multi-material fastening systems for aerospace and other markets. Vitaliy is also responsible for the EP&S Operations Excellence organization. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Arconic Foundation. Previously, Vitaliy served as Chief Operating Officer for Arconic Engineered Products and Solutions.
From February 2010 until October 2016, Vitaliy served as Business Unit President of Alcoa Fastening Systems and Rings, a premier supplier of fastening systems and seamless rolled jet engine rings for aerospace and commercial customers worldwide. The business unit also included the Firth Rixson rings division, integrated into the fastening systems business following the Firth Rixson acquisition in November 2014.
Vitaliy began his career in the fastening business in 1998, when he joined Fairchild Fasteners as a business development manager. After Alcoa (which would become Arconic in 2016) acquired Fairchild Fasteners in 2002, Vitaliy led the integration of the North America manufacturing and global logistics organizations into Alcoa. He later became Vice President and General Manager for Alcoa Fastening Systems and 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 economics 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.