Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
     Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) January 19, 2006

                           ALBANY INTERNATIONAL CORP.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

          Delaware                    0-16214                    14-0462060
(State or other jurisdiction        (Commission               (I.R.S. Employer
     of incorporation)              File Number)             Identification No.)

             1373 Broadway, Albany, New York                        12204
        (Address of principal executive offices)                  (Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code (518) 445-2200

         (Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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Item 8.01 Other Events

Effective immediately, William M. McCarthy, Executive Vice President - PMC has
accepted the new position of Executive Vice President - Global Planning,
Engineering and Procurement. Mr. McCarthy will continue to report to Chief
Executive Officer Joseph Morone.

In his new role, Mr. McCarthy will, among other things, oversee the registrant's
recently announced capital investments in China and elsewhere.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

      (a)   Not applicable
      (b)   Not applicable
      (c)   Not applicable
      (d)   Not applicable


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                            ALBANY INTERNATIONAL CORP.

                                            By: /s/ Michael C. Nahl            
                                            Name:  Michael C. Nahl
                                            Title: Executive Vice President and
                                                   Chief Financial Officer
                                                   (Principal Financial Officer)

Date: January 19, 2006