Hands-on Campaign Manager responsible for mating the European Service Module (ESM) with the Lockheed Martin Crew Module in a multiple private company and federal agency program. Advanced skills in managing coordination efforts involving European companies, budget constraints, scheduling delays, security clearances and a multitude of issues inherent in building a new space vehicle. The International Space Station (ISS) program has provided me with solid experience in hands-on experience with assembly, test, and processing pressurized modules for human space flight and managing the project to completion involving NASA, ESA and ASI.
Campaign Manager – ESM Assembly Integration and Test (AIT)
Airbus DS Space System, Inc.
January 2019 - December 2019
Overall co-responsibility for providing real time planning and support of technical integration campaigns throughout the ESM AIT activities at Kennedy Space Center (KSC).
Provide support to Scheduling meetings, Test Readiness Reviews, Procedural Reviews and Transportation/logistics meetings.
Act as Campaign Management interface to Lockheed Martin, Jacobs, ASRC, ESA and NASA Orion counterparts for technical issues.
Contribution for NRB (Non-Conformance Review Board) and support problem resolution.
Organize and track incoming Airbus hardware and provide logistics for shipping Airbus items from KSC.
Support configuration management and record keeping for procedures performed and test data collected during the ESM campaigns at KSC.
Self-employed, Cape Canaveral, FL 2016-2018
Business Development Manager, U.S. Export Control Empowered Official
Thales Alenia Space
December 2010 – 2016 (6 years) Cupertino, CA
Provided support in achieving growth of TAS business Space Infrastructures and Transportation, Earth Observation and Navigation, by initiating and facilitating RFI and RFP in conjunction with US industries, research centers and NASA. The areas involved are: ISS, Space Exploration, Crew and Cargo Commercial Transportation, Synthetic Aperture Radar, Scientific Microwave payload, Scientific Missions, Optical and Meteo System, Navigation System.
Effective as the Deputy Director of Export Compliance as TAS-NA Empowered Official managing the trade control authorization (ITAR and EAR licensing), issue and performed internal training. Export Control Empowered Official during the Wind Tunnel test for the ExoMars parachute system, performed at NASA Glenn RC, September 2012.
Participated in several architectural studies for space missions for U.S. and European customers for identifying new business opportunities:
Lockheed Martin: Multi Cargo Carrier for the CRS-2 program (Cargo Resupply Service 2).
NanoRacks: Commercial airlock to the ISS.
NASA RSDO catalog (Rapid Spacecraft Development Office): introduction of the Satellite EliTe 1000 in the catalog.
Promoted to Business Development to compete in US market for pressurized modules and satellites after the shuttle retirement in 2011.
Certified U.S. Export Compliance Officer at the International Import-Export Institute.
Thales Alenia Space acquired the contract to provide the Cygnus module to Orbital for the Commercial Resupply Service to the ISS.
Thales Alenia Space North America Inc.
September 2003 – December 2010 (7 years 4 months) KSC, FL 2003-2010
Program Manager for Thales Alenia Space North America (Boeing subcontract) in the Checkout Assembly and Payload Processing Services (CAPPS) ISS program (inspect, test and final checks before launch) at the KSC.
Activity performed on the ECLSS and Thermal Control System of the ISS pressurized modules: NODE2/3, MPLM’s, CUPOLA.
Perform operations, maintenance and modifications involving equipment used in processing flight hardware.
Conduct system test, collect and analyze data.
Implement modifications to improve efficiency, safety.
Permanent Multipurpose Module (ISS Program): - supporting the Thales Alenia Space Italy Close-out, activity in the internal and external side of the pressurized module prior to launch in SSPF Clean Room Facility at NASA KSC.
Task leader in test and fluid operation activities on Ground Support Equipment and on flight hardware (test all fluid thermodynamics). MPLM’s, PMM.
Support preparations for assembly, processing, test of ECLSS flight hardware
Lead technicians through test procedures, troubleshooting/investigation and system operations
Interface with customer/provider/client and manage completion of tasks on schedule.
Language: Fluent in English and Italian
Citizenship: US and Italian.
Education: Degree in Mechanical Engineering/Thermo University Politecnico Torino, IT
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