Alenia Aermacchi Appoints New Chairman

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  • 11:13 AM, February 19, 2014
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Alenia Aermacchi’s Board of Directors has appointed Giancarlo Grasso as the new Chairman, a responsibility he will exercise in coordination with the Chief Executive Officer.

Giancarlo Grasso has succeeded Amedeo Caporaletti, and will be vested with the power to manage the company’s business strategies.

Born in Taranto, Giancarlo Grasso graduated in Electronic Engineering in 1963; he held several positions within the Finmeccanica Group and, more specifically, in the companies engaged in Defence Electronics. In 1997 he was appointed Manager of the Aviation Department of the then Alenia. Chairman of the Board of Directors at Alenia Marconi System (1999-2001), Otomelara (2001-2005) and Galileo Avionica (2001-2007), in 2002 he joined Finmeccanica as Central Technical Director to achieve in 2007 the position of Senior Advisor to the Chairman and Managing Director. He was Managing Director at Selex Sensors and Airborne Systems from 2005 until 2007, and at Selex Communications S.p.A from 2009 until 2011.