​Diane Loudon, President

 
Diane Loudon joined Albany Engineered Composites in November 2011 and transitioned to president at the start of 2016.  Prior to her role as president, Ms. Loudon was AEC’s Senior Vice President for Operations and General Manager of Albany Safran Composites, LLC.  Her background includes over 30 years largely in operational roles including accountability for multiple facilities, change management, creation of lean based cultures and development of effective operations organizations.  Ms. Loudon has worked extensively in contract manufacturing most recently producing medical devices.  Her teams have won multiple awards for achievement of targeted metrics, continuous improvement activities and speeding the development to market cycle.
 
Prior to joining AEC, Ms. Loudon was with Accellent, Inc. for over 15 years.  Accellent is a medical device contract manufacturer where Ms. Loudon led manufacturing facilities and developed an extensive and global customer operations team.  Before that, she consulted with Boeing Commercial Aircraft Group, McDonnell-Douglas, General Motors, IBM-Canada, Emerson Electric, Harris Corporation and others to establish greater levels of manufacturing and organization effectiveness.  Ms. Loudon also worked directly for Pitney Bowes in operations and staff leadership roles.  Earlier years with Norton Company and Creative Output helped to shape her thinking along continuous improvement paths as an Industrial Engineer.
 
Ms. Loudon has an MBA in Organization Development from Syracuse University and undergraduate degrees in Industrial Engineering and Accounting from Central New England College.