Alberto Gutiérrez has been Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Airbus since 1 July 2021 and is a member of the Company’s Executive Committee.
He leads the production, quality and procurement organisations. His overriding goal is to ensure the speed, efficiency and quality of aircraft production at Airbus.
As the Company embarks on an era of digital and series manufacturing, Alberto’s role is to implement continuous operational excellence and to develop the production system of the future. In addition, he is Head of Airbus Spain, in charge of overseeing the Company’s overall business activities in the country.
He was previously Head of Military Aircraft within Airbus Defence and Space and a member of the Division’s Executive Committee since 1 January 2019, after having led Operations for Airbus Military Aircraft since July 2017, and Combat Air Systems since January 2016.
He was CEO for Eurofighter GmbH from 2013 to 2015, and Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Airbus Military from 2007 to 2013. In this role he was responsible for the worldwide operations of the military aircraft business, including manufacturing and production in all the different sites of the company, setting up the A400M Final Assembly Line in Seville, the A330 Tanker Conversion Centres in Madrid, Brisbane (Australia) and Bournemouth (UK), the revitalisation of the Indonesian Aerospace Industry and the restructuring of the company’s Polish subsidiary in Warsaw PZL as well as the defence business in Portugal through the Portuguese Company OGMA.
Alberto Gutiérrez´s career started in 1985 as a young engineer in the former CASA in Getafe, working and gaining experience in different positions in Manufacturing and Production, IT, Planning and Programmes.
Alberto Gutiérrez has a Telecommunications Engineering degree from the Universidad Politécnica of Madrid and holds a master in Information System Management.