Mr. Alford is originally from Charleston, South Carolina, and has had a successful career that has taken him worldwide. He has a mechanical engineering degree from Illinois Institute of Technology and an MBA from Purdue University. He joins Godfrey & Wing from the Stahl Specialty Company, where he was the President and CEO for the last five years. Before Stahl, Mr. Alford spent ten years with Alcoa in senior management roles. Earlier in his career, he worked in Germany with Robert Bosch Corporation and Mannesmann, GmbH.
Mr. Alford joins Godfrey & Wing as the adoption of Godfrey & Wing vacuum impregnation technology is at record levels. His experience in global manufacturing will be key in enabling Godfrey & Wing expansion in new industries and international markets. Mr. Alford succeeds Chris Gilmore, who will serve in an advisory role and on Godfrey & Wing’s Board of Directors.
"We could not be happier than to have Alexander lead Godfrey & Wing into the future," said Chris Gilmore. "His experience and knowledge of Godfrey & Wing’s strategic markets will allow us to expand our reach and enhance our service to customers globally. “
This appointment highlights Godfrey & Wing's mission to innovate and find better solutions to the challenges that face manufacturers now and in the future