Alan Hood’s appointment Managing Director Aircelle Ltd

Le Havre, France, December 20, 2011

Effective 1st December 2011, Alan Hood has been appointed Managing Director, for Aircelle Ltd, an Aircelle (Safran group) subsidiary located in Burnley, Lancashire - United Kingdom. He succeeds Andrew White who has moved to another position within Safran Group. Alan Hood will report directly to Vincent Mascré, Aircelle CEO.

Alan Hood holds a B.Sc (Hons) in chemistry from the University of Birmingham & a Diploma in Manufacturing Management from the University of Warwick as well as being a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. After university, he spent six years working in R&D on polymers and paint technology used in Automotive OEM applications working for Turner & Newall and Courtaulds. He then worked for PPG Industries Inc holding roles of Cost Accountant, Financial Analyst & Management Accountant before holding the position of European Finance Director for firstly their Industrial Coatings business based in Paris and then their Fibre Glass business based in the UK. Alan Hood joined Aircelle Ltd in May 2006 as Finance Director.


Aircelle is a leader in the worldwide nacelle market for aircraft engines. A subsidiary of the Safran group, it employs nearly 3,000 people on seven sites in France, the United Kingdom and Morocco. Aircelle is the only nacelle manufacturer in the world present on all the market segments, from regional and business aircraft to the largest airliners, including the Airbus A380. Aircelle also is developing the worldwide customer support and service activity for nacelles and their components.

For more information :

Aircelle (Safran group)
Communications Department
Route du pont 8
B.P. 91

Press Contact
Frédérique Thomas
Aircelle - VP Communications
Tel: +33 (0)1 30 07 90 14
Mobile (France) : +33 (0)6 74 83 67 35

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