MINNEAPOLIS, MN — August 10, 2015 — Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), has named veteran Donaldson executive Matt Fortuna as its new General Manager for Global Aerospace & Defense.
Fortuna, who assumed the key role July 20, is responsible for developing and executing the company’s global 2021 vision and strategy plans while leading Donaldson’s growing aerospace and defense business activities. Fortuna reports to Tom Scalf, Senior Vice President, Engine Products.
Fortuna, who leads an experienced Donaldson team based primarily in Minneapolis, had served as Director of Defense in Donaldson Aerospace & Defense since April 2014, leading his team in building and executing a Defense Ground action plan for the company. His planning helped take advantage of strong sales and profitability in the past fiscal year as the market began its recovery.
In 2009, Fortuna was named Director for the company’s Disk Drive filtration products. He was instrumental in realigning product cost structure and manufacturing processes while introducing breakthrough processes for the company’s filtration systems that protect disk drives from harmful particles, gases and moisture that threaten their viability.
Prior to that, he served in several leadership roles, including Director, Semiconductor, in the Industrial Group in 2006, Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AMT) Metals Engineering Manager in 2002 and a three-year assignment in Agustacalientes, Mexico, as Engineering Manager. He joined Donaldson in 1996 as a Project Engineer in AMT.
Fortuna holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering mechanics from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of St. Thomas.
To learn more about the Donaldson Aerospace & Defense group, visit www.DonaldsonAerospace-Defense.com.
About Donaldson’s Aerospace & Defense Group
Donaldson’s Aerospace & Defense Group is a leading worldwide provider of filtration systems for the aerospace and defense industry. Our filtration solutions protect fixed-wing aircraft, rotorcraft, military ground vehicles, electronic equipment, space vehicles, missiles, military shipboard systems and amphibious vehicles. We are committed to advancing filtration technology and providing quality products and prompt customer service. Our group serves customers from sales, engineering and manufacturing locations around the world.
Founded 100 years ago, Donaldson (NYSE: DCI) is a global leader in the filtration industry. The Company's innovative filtration technologies improve people's lives, enhance Customers' equipment performance and protect the environment. More than 12,500 employees support Customers at 140 sales, manufacturing and distribution locations. For more information, visit www.Donaldson.com.