Chief Executive Officer
Prior to this position, Stefano Bortoli was President of the ATR Board and Senior Vice-President (SVP) Strategy and Sales of Leonardo’s Aircraft Division from March 2017. Previously, he served as SVP Sales and Marketing of Leonardo Helicopter division from 2015 to 2017, and as SVP Staff Functions & Governance of Augusta Westland, from 2013 to 2015.
Between 2011 and 2013, he was Chief Executive Officer of Snai Group, an Italian firm specialised in the gaming market. From 2006 to 2011, he served as Group Chief Finance Officer (CFO) of Lottomatica/GTECH in the United States, also in the gaming industry.
From 1989 to 2006, Stefano Bortoli was Co-Director and CFO at Alenia Aeronautica.
Stefano Bortoli started his professional career in 1985 in Italy as Internal Auditor at the pharmaceutical firm Johnson and Johnson and later spent three years at Ispettorato IRI, an Italian state-owned holding company.
He holds a degree cum laude in Economics from the University of Rome. He served as Officer at Guardia di Finanza, the Italian Financial Police, in 1984 and 1985. He is married and has one child.
Senior Vice President Finance & Chief Financial Officer
Giovanni TramparuloAppointed in the position of Senior Vice President Finance & Chief Financial Officer in March 2016, Giovanni Tramparulo is in charge of Controlling, Accounting & Treasury, Sales Financing, Credit & Risk Management and Internal Control. On October 12, his term was renewed for four years at the occasion of the nomination of Christian Scherer as CEO of the company.
Giovanni Tramparulo started his career in the aeronautical industry in 1985 at the Treasury Department of Aeritalia in Naples with the responsibility of managing foreign currencies. In 1988, he moved to the Headquarters of Alenia in Rome where he was responsible for Export Finance and Special Projects covering military and civil aircraft worldwide for all the divisions.
He has a long-lasting experience with ATR. From 1992 to 2014, he held several senior positions, including Chief Financial Officer (2007-2010) and CEO’s Sales Finance Special Advisor (2010-2014). Before that, he was responsible of ATR’s Department of Sales Financing.
Between 2014 and 2016, Giovanni Tramparulo was CEO’s Sales Finance Advisor at Superjet International in Venice.
He is a lecturer for corporate finance and aircraft sales financing for various MBAs organized by the French National Institute of Civil Aviation (ENAC) of Toulouse; and developed with the Faculty of Aeronautics of the University of Rome a Master in Air Transport for the benefit of engineers working in the aviation industry.
Giovanni Tramparulo is graduated cum laude in Economics from the University of Naples - Facoltà di Economia e Commercio – and in Business Studies from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce et d'Administration of Lausanne, Switzerland.
In Charge Of
- Accounting & Treasury,
- Sales Financing,
- Credit & Risk Management,
- Internal Control.
SVP Commercial in P.U
In Charge Of
- Developing global growth strategies in ATR’s market segments, thus strengthening the company's position as the leading regional aircraft manufacturer;
- Supervising ATR’s aftermarket strategies;
- Focusing on innovative customer-oriented products and services;
- Reinforcing the consistency of commercial efforts towards the customer.
Senior Vice-President Programs and Customer Services
Tom AndersonTom holds a Master’s degree in Transportation from Northwestern University, USA. He is a licensed pilot.
Prior to joining ATR, Tom held various executive positions at Airbus such as Head of Services and Customer Support, and Senior Vice President North America. Earlier in his career, he served as Senior Vice President for Virgin America and spent eight year at JetBlue leading airline’s aircraft programs and technical operations teams. Previously, he held various management and engineering positions at Boeing.
Tom’s vast experience at the most senior levels within both major aircraft manufacturers and airlines has enabled him to master airline strategy, aircraft negotiations and the complex dynamics of relationship management.
In May 2015, he has been appointed Senior Vice President Commercial and Customer Support of ATR.
In February 2017, he has been appointed Senior Vice President Programs and Customer Services of ATR.
In Charge Of
- Program Management
- Chief Engineering
- Production (Final Assembly Line, Delivery)
- Program quality
- Supply chain activities
Senior Vice-President Engineering
Alessandro Amendola is graduated as Aeronautical Engineer from the Federico II University of Naples (Italy).
In 1980, he started his career in Magnaghi Aeronautica as responsible of after-sales assistance and maintenance. He then joined Aeritalia, where he stayed until 1994.
In 1994, he moved to CIRA (Italian Aerospace Research Center) as Aeronautics program Director.
He transferred back to Alenia (formerly Aeritalia) where he held various managerial positions in the CTO (Chief Technology Officer) and in the Marketing & Business Development directorates, such as Head of New Projects, of Surveillance Systems and of the CleanSky programme. His last position before joining ATR was Chief Engineering of Next Generation Turboprop (NGTP).
In January 2016, he was appointed as new Senior Vice-President Engineering of ATR.
In Charge Of
- All the engineering activities related to the fields of certification and airworthiness,
- Systems and propulsion,
- Flight tests, flight technologies, support, and quality,
- Processes and methods,
- Engineering support and solutions in the definition of new aircraft developments.
Senior Vice-President Procurement
David Brigante, 54, helds a Degree in Business Administration from the Federico II University in Naples, Italy.
During his career, he has held a number of successive different positions within Alenia Aermacchi.
He joined Alenia in 1988, and up to 2008 he had covered responsibilities from contract management to sales activities always within the commercial field for aerostructures.
From 2008 to 2010 he held the position of Senior Vice-President Industrial Control and Planning, while between 2009 and 2010 he was also in charge of the Commercial Programs of Alenia.
Then, between 2010 and 2012 he was Senior Vice-President Procurement, and was in charge of all products and programs.
Since the end of 2012 he was Senior Vice-President Customer Support and Services, being responsible for the logistics support of all military programs in Alenia Aermacchi.
In January 2015, David Brigante has been appointed as new Senior Vice-President of the new Procurement directorate of ATR.
He will be in charge of the contract negotiations with the suppliers of the aircraft manufacturer and will report to ATR's Chief Executive Officer Patrick de Castelbajac. He will sit on the Executive Committee.
In Charge Of
- Contract negotiations with the suppliers
Head of Human Resources
Olga Renda-BlancheOn 1st June, Olga joined ATR as Head of Human Resources.
A graduate in business law, she has held various HR senior management positions in the space and aeronautical sectors.
She was Alcatel’s Head of Labour Relations and Social Policies for France for 10 years before going on to fill the same position at Thales Alenia Space.
She joined Airbus in 2008, again as Head of Labour Relations and Social Policies for France.
In 2013, she became Head of HRBPs Customer Affairs, Strategy and Airbus Corporate Secretary.
In Charge Of
- Personnal Administration
- Employment & Resources Development
- Safety & Hygiene
Corporate Secretary and General Counsel
Frédéric Torrea holds a Masters in Business Law (DEA en Droit des Affaires) from the Toulouse Law University and a Masters in Political Science with an emphasis on economy and finance from Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Toulouse.
In 1991, he was hired as lawyer by Aerospatiale - Systems and Services - and, after three years, took responsibility of the Cooperation Department in this business unit.
In 1996, Frédéric Torrea joined WorldSpace Inc., a company operating a digital radio broadcasting satellite system, first as lawyer at the company’s headquarters in Washington D.C., then as President of WorldSpace France, the French subsidiary of WorldSpace Inc.
Frédéric Torrea re-joined the Airbus group at the end of 2001 as Senior Lawyer for Airbus S.A.S., mainly acting as counsel for aircraft-related procurement activities covering various practice areas such as contracts law and intellectual property law.
As from the end of 2006, he took responsibility of the Airbus Procurement Contracts Department consisting of contract specialists negotiating the main procurement agreements and mastering contractual risks.
In February 2009, Frédéric Torrea was appointed as ATR General Counsel and also is the company’s Export Control Officer and International Compliance Officer.
Frédéric Torrea was born in 1964 in Oloron-Sainte-Marie, France.
He is married and has a daughter.
In Charge Of
- Legal Affairs
- Export Control
- International Compliance
Roberto del Pezzo
Head of Quality
Roberto del PezzoRoberto Del Pezzo holds a full-honors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Federico II University, in Naples.
He started its aeronautical career at Aeritalia (today Alenia Aermacchi) in 1983, holding various positions with the Product Support Directorate.
In 1994 he joined the Quality Directorate of Alenia Aeronautica (today Alenia Aermacchi) as Quality Control manager first, and then he took this same position specifically for the ATR aircraft.
In 1997 he was appointed as Head of the production plant of Alenia at Nola (Italy), and two years later he became Head of American programs at the plant of Pomigliano (Italy), including the manufacturing activities of Alenia for the Boeing 717s, 767s, and 777s.
He moved back to the Quality Directorate in 2004, holding different positions including Senior Vice-President (SVP) Quality, SVP Quality assurance & Certification Deputy and Head of Program & Product Quality.
In May 2015, he is appointed as ATR's Head of Quality.
*Please note that Head of Quality is not part of the ExCom.
In Charge Of
- Developing and strengthening all activities related to quality;
- Implementing the Quality policy with respect to the ATR objectives;
- Providing quality methodological support across the different directions of ATR;
- Managing customer’s satisfaction measurement;
- Interfacing with the certification agencies;
- Managing the entire quality process associated to the ATR program.
Flight Safety Officer
Christopher McGregor started his career in 1992 with Rolls-Royce.
With a background in engineering development and customer support he then joined BAE Systems Regional Aircraft in 1999.
Christopher’s career in customer support continued with Airbus from 2003.
He joined the Airbus Flight Safety Department in 2008, becoming Head of Accident/Incident Investigation in 2010.
In his last position as Senior Director, Airbus Customer Services Programs, Christopher was tasked with lead-time reduction and operational reliability projects.
In March 2015, Christopher McGregor is appointed as Flight Safety Officer of ATR.
- Christopher McGregor is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (FRAeS).
- He graduated from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland.
*Please note that Head of Safety is not part of the ExCom.
In Charge Of
- The development and implementation of the Flight Safety strategy within ATR;
- Leading the Flight Safety Board;
- Responding to ICAO annex 13 investigations;
- The promotion of flight safety initiatives within our customer community, aviation authorities and safety forums;
- Safety communications to airlines and lessors.