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     Date Submitted:30-01-2012
     Last Modified:13-09-2013 (02:45)
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     Current job:Head Mechanical Development and Production
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywordssolar array, launcher, vega, mechanism, fairing


    Birth data:           Born in Rome, Italy on 22nd of September 1965 (age 47)

    Nationality:         Italian

    Gender:               Male

    Marital Status:   Married without children




    Gross Annual Salary:  60,000 €

    Extra Benefits:               Mobile phone, overtime work

    Contractualframe:       “Quadro” of Italian Metalmeccanici Contract

    Annual Unit Budget:    3,2 M€, 37’500 man work hours




    • Secondary School Certificate attained in Rome, 1984.
    • Doctor in Aeronautical Engineering awarded at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1991 (mark of 106/110). “Structural-Technological” specialization.
    • Italian Engineer Qualify in 1992: possibility of public work directions, third part certifications, legal works consultant, etc...




    • Italian: mother tongue
    • English: very good knowledge, spoken and written
    • French: basic knowledge, good comprehension of spoken and written




    Since 1993 in Rheinmetall Italia S.p.A. (former Oerlikon-Contraves), involved in the design, qualification and production of high technology Space and Defense systems.


    At present, Manager of the Mechanical Production and Development Department as responsible for the mechanical development, manufacturing, documentation and qualification of all the Company products coordinating the activities of 28 people (engineers, technicians and workers) as well as different external consultants.


    The position includes the responsibility of the environmental testing facilities (large climatic chambers, shaker, clean room, salt fog, rain, mechanical testing), composite and bonding workshop, machining workshop (five CNC machines, traditional machines, etc..), painting and special treatments areas (brazing, phosphate coating,high temperature painting, vehicle and large assemblies painting), metrology laboratories, NDI facilities (X-ray, magnetography, die penetrant) and of the mechanical incoming acceptance (four 3D dimensional machines, field measurements).


    Key experiences (due to confidentiality reasons, defense Programs, manly related to short range anti-aircraft radars, weapons and systems are only shortly mentioned or omitted):


    • Mechanical Production: Responsible for the production of all the Company high precision mechanical components for radars, antennas, wave guides, electronic equipments, weapons, large structures and mechanisms. Aluminum, high strength steels and different kinds of composites materials are used. In series production.
    • VEGA Launcher (ESA): Project Leader for the development, manufacturing and qualification of the Interstage 2/3 of the Launcher, responsible of the VERTA Program series production, responsible of the CSI Industrialization Program. In series production.
    • 3D X-Band Radar: Responsible for all the mechanical aspects (layout, structure, cooling, etc..) of the development of different versions of a “state of art” 3D radars for all the Group applications. In development.
    • VEGA Ground Segment (Launch Base, ESA): Supervision of the development and technical control of the integration and qualification activities of the main components of the Mechanical Infrastructure in Kourou (French Guiana). Completed and qualified.
    • SOYUZ Ground Segment (Launch Base, CNES): Supervision of the development and technical control of the integration and qualification activities of the main components of the Mobile Gantry in Kourou. Responsible for the CE marking. Coordination of the Russian supplier. Completed and qualified.
    • LARES (Scientific Satellite, ASI): Project Leader for the development of the electromechanical separation system of the first payload of the VEGA Launcher. Successfully launched.
    • AGILE (Scientific Satellite, ASI): Project Leader for the development of the Satellite, Payload and Solar array structures, thermal control and MGSE. Responsible for the system level qualification and Satellite Launch Manager with the Indian PSLV launcher. Successfully launched.
    • CPD (Scientific payload, ESA): Supervision of the development of the Coarse Pointing Devices structure and actuators, one of the external payloads of the International Space Station (ISS). Successfully launched.
    • MITA (Scientific Satellite, ASI): Project Leader for the structure, thermal control and MGSE. Responsible for the environmental qualification. Successfully launched.
    • SAC-B and SAC-C (Scientific Satellites, NASA and CONAE Argentine): Project leader for the development of the Solar Arrays and pyrotechnically actuated deployment mechanisms. Responsible for the qualification and integration campaign at Washington GSFC and Vandemberg AFB. Successfully launched.
    • MOUBARAKIA (Foreign Government): Mechanical responsible for the development of the Command Post for the control of the anti-aircraft batteries (guns and missiles) covering the whole Customer country. Management of the Canadian supplier of the  communication and radio terminals sub-system. Deployed and operative.
    • KBA 25mm Gun: Design authority and responsible for the manufacturing of a 25 mm gun for naval and ground applications.In series production.
    • SAA, X and Ku Tracking radar (Foreign Governments): Development of X and Ku bands lightweight composite search and tracking radars and antennas for the ground and naval systems of the Group. Deployed and operative.
    • FSAF TUL SS(Foreign Governments): Development of a Solid State X-Band high power transmitter for anti-aircraft missiles guidance and control in naval application. Deployed and Operative.


    • Seven months stay in CSG (Centre Spatial Guyanais) in the frame of Soyuz and Vega ground segment Programs as responsible of the integration and qualification of some of the main mechanical subsystems (Elevating Platforms, Travelling Cranes, Translation Systems, Lifts, Cable Chain, main structural components, etc..), Works direction, Safety aspects. Responsible for the CE marking, 2010-2012.
    • Eight months stay in RUAG Space of Zurich (former Contraves Space) as technical responsible of the know-how transfer program to Italy for the development of the Payload Fairing of the Italian National Launcher, 1995.
    • Member of the Scientific board and teacher of the post graduation Master in “Space Transport Systems” at the University of Rome, 2003-2013.
    • Teacher of the post graduation Master in “Composite and Nanotechnologies for Aerospace” at the University of Rome, 2006-2008.
    • Co-relator of Aerospace Engineering thesis at the University of Rome, 2009.
    • Coursein “advanced Materials and Composites” at the University of Oxford, 1993.
    • Research Fellowship of six months sponsored by IBM and MSC, University of Rome, 1991.
    • Member of the Italian “Ordine degli Ingegneri”




    • MS Office, MS Project, SAP, etc..
    • Knowledge of the main software for structural, thermal and cinematic simulation: MSC/NASTRAN, SIEMENS/I-DEAS, MAYA/TMG, SIEMENS/ESC, etc..




    One year on duty in the Italian Air Force, 5th department of the General Staff. Discharged on March 1993 as 1st Airman.




    • Fibre Optic Sensors For The Validation Of The Numerical Simulation On The Breadboard Of The Lares Separation System”, 59th International Astronautical Congress, Glasgow Scotland, October 2008
    • “The AGILE Mission”, Astronomy & Astrophysics Volume 502, number 3, August 2009
    • "AGILE Satellite - A Small Mission for Italian Space Agency", XVIII National Congress of AIDAA, Volterra, Italy, September 2005
    •  “Coarse Pointing Device: Smart Technologies for a System on ISS”. European Conference on Spacecraft Structures, Materials and Mechanical Testing, ESTEC, May 2005
    • CPD: A System for Solar Science Observation on ISS”. AIDAA National Congress, Rome, September 2003
    • MITA Minisatellite Payload Damping System”. European Conference on Spacecraft Structures, Materials and Mechanical Testing, ESTEC, November 2000
    • "Dynamic Properties of Smart Composite Structures". Composite Materials Symposium of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineering), Houston, TX, January 1992
    • "Problemi Strutturali dei Telescopi Spaziali Multimirror", XI National Congress of AIDAA, Forlí, Italy, October 1991




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