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    EDUCATION

     -  Educational High School degree achieved at E. Fermi Liceo Scientifico (Arona -NO)

     -  Electronic vs Aerospace Engineer degree achieved at Politecnico (Milano)

     -  Bachelor PhD achieved at Massachusetts Institute of Technology of Boston USA

    Foreign languages: good knowledge of written and spoken English and Portuguese, scholastic knowledge of written and spoken German and French. 

     

    On-the-job training courses

    - 1993             Models for competitiveness: Course by IRI FINMECCANICA

    - 1994             Professional skills and organisational behaviour: Course by IRI FINMECCANICA.

    - 1996             Quality Auditing Techniques - Course by Galgano

    - 1998             Course by AICQ: Project FMEA and Process FMEA

    - 1999             Courses by AICQ on the introduction of the system 'VISION 2000'

    Course by CEGOS on the FMECA methodology

    - 2000                         Course on the contents of the new provisions concerning Telecommunications and Electronic Data Processing Fields, ref. TL9000

    - 2001                         Course on the Statistical and Control Methods related to Project & Process FMEA at NOKIA U.K.

     

    EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

    From September 1987, as technical consultant, employed by OMS S.p.A., a leading firm in the packaging sector.

    From November 1989, employed by Laben S.p.A. (now Thales Alenia Space Italia S.p.A.) a leader in spacecraft electronics and instrumentation.

    From March 1998 employed by FOREM S.p.A., a firm in the telecommunication sector, producer of mobile telephone equipment in the context of base stations.

    From June 2001 until June 2003 employed by PLLB S.p.A. headquartered in Sesto San Giovanni - Milano, a firm producer of Optical and Wireless instruments and equipment in the context of the telecommunications field.

    Starting from July 2003 until September 2007 employed by Andrew Telecommunication Products S.r.l.,a firm in the telecommunication sector, producer of mobile telephone equipment in the context of base stations.

    From October 2007 employed by ISA S.r.l. a firm in the carry-on test equipment relevant to high energy transportation

     

    From January 2009 until March 2013

    Consultant on “Reliability aspects” relevant to Telecommunications appliances.

     

    From April 2013 until May 2015

    Consultant in Sitael S.p.A. a firm in spacecraft electronics and instrumentation.

    Product Assurance Manager role.

     

    From June 2015 until September 2016

    Consultant on “ Quality,Safety & Reliability aspects” relevant to

    Military & Space  fields for Finmeccanica Group i.e. AGUSTA/Westland

     

    From October 2016 until now.

    Consultant in STI GmbH a firm in spacecraft electronic.

    Product/Quality Assurance role.

     

    Latest employment ranking was at the “Quadro” level of the contract for Italian private mechanical industry.

     

    Personal Availability: 1 month  as advice notice periode

    More details on the work experience:

     

    Years 1987/1989 (OMS)

    Designing of complex systems electronic circuits controlling the lines dedicated to packaging.

     

    Years 1989/1991 (LABEN)

    Job description

    Approach to complex systems electronic circuits to process data on board satellites. 

    After preliminary design overview, study of its reliability (redundancy concepts, derating, worst case analysis).

    This job has represented the synthesis of the technical experience accrued in the reliability team.

      

    Acquired knowledge

    Ability to define the architectural and functional specification of electronic cards and/or systems.

    Definition of test fixtures and procedures for the setting up and test drive of digital and analogue modules.

    Analysis of items pertaining to product engineering and production start-up.

     

    Years 1992/1998

    Job description

    Technical/quality management in the sector of development, integration and acceptance orders of electronic devices for spatial applications and technical management and activity co-ordination experiences also in the role of “front orders”.

    Interfacing with the corporate functions in charge of the processes involved in the managed activities.

    Customer interface as a Program Assurance Manager.

    Frequent work journeys for technical and training meetings in Italy and abroad.

     

    Acquired knowledge

    Ability to co-ordinate activities involving several persons with heterogeneous tasks - from production, tests drives and acceptance  - supplying the related technical and organisational support.

    Matra Marconi Space Reliability “Diplome D’Honneur” relevant to Helios 1 Military Satellite.

    Ability of interacting with the customer and internal entities with the purpose of getting the product ready in the delivery terms and quality agreed upon based on a good knowledge on strategic market.

    Study of the know-how related to the reliability of electronic systems and quality assurance related items (quality regulations and procedures applied to the design and development stages).

     

    In addition to space projects, as member of Laben PA team, he was co-located for about three years at MTU Munich, leading firm of the EuroJet consortium (also including Fiat Avio, Rolls-Royce, and Sener) within the integrated team in charge of detailed design of the “full-authority” Digital Engine Control Unit (DECU): this specific duties were in the domain of Product Assurance, e.g. selection of Parts, Materials and Processes (PMP) mainly Electrical, Electronic and Electro-mechanical (EEE) parts, as well as FMECA and other related analyses, bearing in mind the requirements for long-term (20+ years) availability of EEE-parts, and for independent producibility of the DECU at each of the participating Countries’ (D-E-I-UK) electronics industries. (EuroJet is the EuroFighter’s engine).

     

    Years 1998/2001 (FOREM)

    Job description

    There follows a list of the main tasks performed as a “Product Quality Manager” carried out within the Quality Assurance division:

    To know the Company Quality System by participating in periodic reviews and third party audits

    To draw up Operating Instructions and Procedures

    To know the ETSI, IEC, CECC provisions applicable to the various aspects of products

    To follow international customers (Nokia, Motorola, Nortel, etc) part of the wireless market, in terms of product quality, from the contract negotiation stage to the after-sale repair and maintenance Service

    To follow Quality Audits both for systems and products for specific customers

    To manage design reviews in accordance with the various product development stages

    To draw up the product Quality and qualification Plan (with special reference to the designing stage of the reliability tests)

    To carry out analysis (FMEA, Part Stress Analysis), reliability calculations (MTBF) and develop simple statistical models to correlate the actual output with theoretical estimates.

    To type-test electronic and RF components and be part in the drawing up of the “Prefererred Parts List” contributing to the definition of the qualitative rules to be applied.

     

     Acquired knowledge

    The “Quality System” of an ISO 9001 certified company.

    To identify and face the problems related to the quality of a highly technological product for the entire duration of its useful life interacting with all the corporate functions and with customers.

    To carry out reliability analysis on complex systems

     

    June 2001 until June 2003 (PLLB) 

    Job description

    There follows a list of the main tasks performed as a “Contract & Marketing Product Manager” carried out in the contest of marketing division :

    To draw up Product Plan, Configuration Plan...Product Manual based on continuous monitoring on R&D activities.

    To know the ETSI, IEC, CECC,ITU provisions applicable to the various aspects of products

    To follow international customers part of the optical fibre & wireless market, in terms of technical, contract & marketing product aspects, from the contract negotiation stage to the after-sale repair and maintenance Service

    To follow Quality Audits both for systems and products for specific customers

    To manage design reviews in accordance with the various product development stages

    To draw up the product Contract & Marketing Plan (with special reference to the designing stage of the reliability tests)

    To carry out Product Marketing Analysis based on monitoring market trends

     

     Acquired knowledge

    To identify potential market area on optical fibre & wireless market interacting with all the corporate functions in order to meet the customers needs..

     

    July 2003 until September 2007 (Andrew Telecommunication Products)

    Job description

    There follows a list of the main tasks performed as a “Reliability & Qualification Analyst” carried out within the R&D division:

    To know the ETSI, IEC, CECC provisions applicable to the various aspects of products

    To manage design reviews in accordance with the various product development stages

    To carry out analysis (FMEA, Part Stress Analysis, FMECA), reliability calculations (MTBF) and develop mathematical statistical models to correlate the actual output with theoretical estimates.

    To typetest electronic and RF components “customer specification” contributing to the definition of the reliability rules to be applied.

    To carry out Qualification Tests Plan including :

    Project Qualification Tests Plan

    ALT /HALT Tests Plan

    HASS & PEST Tests Plan

     

    October 2007 until January 2008 (ISA Srl)

    Job description

    Responsable of the ISA Quality System & certification and focal point of a dedicated group of people in charge of the after-sales potential technical problems.

     

    January 2009 until March 2013

    Consultant on “Reliability aspects” relevant to Telecommunications appliances.

     

    April 2013 until May 2015

    Consultant in Sitael S.p.A. a firm in spacecraft electronics and instrumentation.

    Product Assurance Manager role.

    Job description

    Technical/Quality management in the sector of  :

    Development

    Responsible to assure a correct quality approach during all the development phase ( i.e. maintain the traceability of the technical/quality documentation in terms of procedures,configuration,non conformaces,inspections…etc)

     Integration / Acceptance

    Responsible to assure :

    - Control of Test-work in terms of traceability, cleanliness, metrology and calibration 
    - Review and approval of as-run test procedures 
    - Control of test facility readiness and test equipment calibration 
    - Performance of test readiness reviews and post test reviews 
    - Witnessing of AIT activities. 
    - Control of completeness of all functional tests before, during all environmental tests (vibration, thermal cycle, acoustic noise, EMC test) 
    - Check of test results recording and signature of test reports. 
    - NCR processing 
    - Executing and reporting on key-inspection-points for the definition of the hardware status 
    - Hardware inspections: as built status versus as designed status and workmanship 
    - Incoming and outgoing inspections 

    In the orders of electronic devices for spatial applications and technical management and activity co-ordination experiences also in the role of “front orders”.

    In this field I’ m directly responsible to assure a correct approach

    Interfacing with the corporate functions in charge of the processes involved in the managed activities.

    Customer interface as a Product Assurance Manager.

    Frequent work journeys for technical and training meetings in Italy and abroad.

    (in this role in aerospace field I have more than 15 years experience)

     

    From June 2015 until September 2016

    Consultant based on  Matra Marconi Space Reliability “Diplome D’Honneur” relevant to Helios 1 Military Satellite,on “ Quality,Safety & Reliability aspects” relevant to Military & Space  fields  for Finmeccanica Group  i.e. AGUSTA/Westland

    Experiences

    Matra Marconi Space Reliability “Diplome D’Honneur” relevant to Helios 1 Military Satellite.

    I was co-located for about three years at MTU Munich, leading firm of the EuroJet consortium (also including Fiat Avio, Rolls-Royce, and Sener) within the integrated team in charge of detailed design of the “full-authority” Digital Engine Control Unit (DECU): this specific duties were in the domain of Product Assurance, e.g. selection of Parts, Materials and Processes (PMP) mainly Electrical, Electronic and Electro-mechanical (EEE) parts, as well as FMECA and other related analyses, bearing in mind the requirements for long-term (20+ years) availability of EEE-parts, and for independent producibility of the DECU at each of the participating Countries’ (D-E-I-UK) electronics industries. (EuroJet is the EuroFighter’s engine).

    ( in Military & Aerospace field I have more than 15 years experience)

     

    Job description

    To carry out analysis (FMEA, Part Stress Analysis, FMECA based on Mil-Std-1629 and RCM to Mil-Std-2173), reliability calculations (MTBF) and develop mathematical statistical models to correlate the actual output with theoretical estimates.

    To typetest electronic and RF components “customer specification” contributing to the definition of the reliability rules to be applied.

    To carry out Qualification Tests Plan including :

    Project Qualification Tests Plan

    ALT /HALT Tests Plan

    HASS & PEST Tests Plan

     

    From October 2016 until now

    Consultant in STI GmbH a firm in spacecraft electronic.

    Product/Quality Assurance role.

    Job description

    Technical/Quality management in the sector of  :

    Development

    Responsible to assure a correct quality approach during all the development phase ( i.e. maintain the traceability of the technical/quality documentation in terms of procedures,configuration,non conformaces,inspections…etc)

    Responsible of EEE and DMPPL definition and control taken into account of all intrinsic aspects as to issue RFA,PAD,Qualification Upscreening Tests Plan…etc….etc….

    In my current role I am responsible for Quality/Reliability aspects in new Space application for what concern all the Mechanical & Electric/Electronic aspects taken into account all intrinsic Process correlated.

    The work is performed in project form with many contacts with our international customers. In product unit is the development and manufacture of control computers and other electronic equipment for satellites, instruments and rockets

    As the PA Engineer fill an important role by taking responsibility for and lead the quality work in one or more of our projects. In this role, you ensure project quality level and interact with our customers on quality issues.  I work closely with project managers, the company's other PA Manager, Quality and quality leader in the production. The service involves a lot of contact with our customers and our suppliers, and a key task is to create confidence and security for the customer for our client and  project quality management. 

    Develop and enforce Product Assurance Plan in the project, according to customer requirements  Manage quality issues with customer

    Produce quality documents in the project

    Ensure that project-specific requirements are implemented

    Monitor and review the selection of processes, materials and components for manufacturing of our electronic devices

    Manage quality deviation with customers and suppliers manage and organize quality 

    meetings and audits

    Conduct audits both internally and with suppliers

    Participate in the improvement in the projects and in production

    Participate in the monitoring of subcontractors

    Participate in tender work

    I'm also responsible for configuration management project

    Moreover I'm also expected to participate actively in the unit's overall quality of work, such as 

     internal and external quality audits.

     I have knowledge of reliability, EEE components,materials and processes for the manufacture of  electronic equipment. In addition, you should have a strong interest in contributing to the efficiency of our work and an ability to take work forward together with others.

     Personally I have a good planning skills, solution-oriented and have good interpersonal skills.      

     


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