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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:33:00 +0100
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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 02:00:00 +0100
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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0100
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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:34:00 +0100
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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:31:00 +0100
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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:30:00 +0100
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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:46:00 +0100
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Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:20:00 +0100
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Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0100
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Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:27:00 +0100
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Tue, 14 Feb 2017 01:45:00 +0100
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Mon, 13 Feb 2017 23:01:00 +0100
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Mon, 13 Feb 2017 22:56:00 +0100
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Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:23:00 +0100
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Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:00:00 +0100
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Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100
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Thu, 9 Feb 2017 21:00:00 +0100
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     Date Submitted:21-10-2009
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     Current job:Project Manager (Aerospace Certification)
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Business Services
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    OBJECTIVE

     

     

    To experience new challenges in an international Customer-oriented environment using technical and commercial expertise.



    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    March 2003    
    to
    Today
                                          

    DNV (Det Norske Veritas) France, Toulouse, France
    Aerospace Industrial Sector Manager and Lead Auditor-Key Customer Manager

     

    - Lead Assessor and Project Manager for the Ericsson BMUM unit assessment contract worldwide. In charge of managing the project and the audit campaign together with a team of two auditors.

    - In charge of developing and managing the EN9100/9120 Certification service for DNV in Europe and Russia.

    The position covers marketing, commercial and technical aspects:

    -          acquisition of new Customers,

    -          establishment of technical and commercial offers,

    -          follow-up of existing contracts,

    -          execution of projects including the management of audit teams,

    -          audit of Customers.

     

    - TL9000 Certification Lead Auditing.

    The position entails project management and audit of Customers.

     

    - ISO 14001 Project Management.

     

    Major Achievements:

    ISO14001 Certification and EN9100 training contracts achieved with Airbus.
    Project manager for the ISO14001 Certification (Phase I and II) of Airbus Worldwide.

    Project manager for the EN9100 Certification of SAAB in Sweden and South Africa.
    Project manager for the TL9000 Certification of Alcatel in Europe and Asia.

    Project Manager for Ericsson BMUM assessment worldwide. Leading a team of 3 auditors during the different phases of the activity.

    September 1999
    to
    February 2003:

     

    DNV (Det Norske Veritas) France, Toulouse, France

    Senior Product Assurance Engineer

     

    - Responsible for the quality aspects of platform parts for the METOP satellite assembled by Astrium Space.
    The position entailed:

    -          verifying that the quality of electronic equipment including antennas, solar panels and mechanical structure parts complied with the specifications issued by Astrium as well as the rules established by the European Space Agency,

    -          follow-up of subcontractors throughout the project life.


    April 1998
    to
    August 1999:

     

    Realix Technologies, Toulouse, France

    Product Assurance Engineer as sub-contractor to Alcatel Space Industries, Toulouse, France

    - Responsible for the quality aspects of payload parts for the Stentor and Nilesat102 telecommunications satellites assembled by Alcatel Space.

    The position entailed:

    -          verifying that the quality of the active antenna subsystem, TCR subsystem and deployable ultra light reflector complied with the specifications issued by Alcatel and the final Customer.


    December 1994
    to
    March 1998:

     

    Intecs Sistemi SpA (Matra Marconi Group), Toulouse, France
    Platform Engineer   
     
    - Engineering tasks on the Hot Bird 2 & 4 telecommunications satellites assembled by Matra Marconi Space.

    The position entailed:

    - drafting, compiling and verifying integration procedures for the electronic equipment, 

    - reporting activity following performance of electronic tests,

    - maintaining and updating the telemetries and commands database, 

    - authoring several software test routines used during the integration and testing processes,

    - involved in all phases of: the satellite integration for the Hot Bird 2 project, including the launch campaign at the Cape Canaveral Space Centre in Florida, USA.

    January 1993
      to
    November 1994:

     

    Matra Marconi Space, Toulouse, France

    Electronic Engineer

    - Study and start-up of an electronic catalogue using the Folio Views tool interfaced with information managing system.

    - Implementation of an IT tool developed by Intects Sistemi.


    January 1993
    to
    January 1994:

     

    Matra Marconi Space, Toulouse, France

    Trainee


    Involved in writing a software user's manual still operated by ESA laboratories in Nordwijck, Netherlands



    EDUCATION

    December 1992: Degree in Electronic Engineering (Polytechnic of Turin).

    Research thesis on the Codification of HDTV Images by Numerical Techniques at the TV Research Centre of Turin (CNR).

    Co-author of an Applied Electronic Exercise Study Manual (2 volumes). 



    COMPUTER LITERACY

     

    Experience with Windows XP, DIGITAL, VAX/VMS, UNIX, Apple, HP, (Pascal, Fortran, ETOL).

     

    LANGUAGES

    Italian (mother tongue)

    English (fluent)

    French (fluent)

    Spanish (good understanding)

    Russian (basics)

    INTERESTS

    Tennis, football, travel, watches, photography.

     


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