Organisation Chart

Organisational structure

Patrick de Castelbajac Chief Executive Officer

Patrick de Castelbajac

Chief Executive Officer

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Patrick de Castelbajac Chief Executive Officer

Patrick de Castelbajac

 Patrick de Castelbajac started his aeronautical career at MBDA (previously Aerospatiale Missile) before spending three years as a lawyer at Baker & McKenzie, in Paris.

In 2002 he joined the Legal Affairs Direction of Airbus, where in 2007 he became Vice-President Legal Affairs for Purchasing and Intellectual Property.

At the end of 2010, Patrick de Castelbajac joined the Commercial Direction of Airbus as Head of Contracts Negotiations.

He is French and has Irish origins. He is married and has three children.

  • David Brigante Senior Vice-President Procurement

    David Brigante

    Senior Vice-President Procurement

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    David Brigante Senior Vice-President Procurement

    David Brigante

    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
  • Giorgio Moreni Senior Vice President Finance & Chief Financial Officer

    Giorgio Moreni

    Senior Vice President Finance & Chief Financial Officer

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    Giorgio Moreni Senior Vice President Finance & Chief Financial Officer

    Giorgio Moreni

    Giorgio Moreni graduated in Electrical Engineering at the University of Genoa, in July 1995. After serving as lieutenant with the Italian Air Force, in 1997 he joined Elsag S.p.A, a firm specialized in industrial automation and Information Technology. Later on, in 2000 he joined the Public Mobile Radio division of the British TLC manufacturer Marconi PLC in Saudi Arabia.
    He joined the Finmeccanica group in 2002 as International Sales Director for the Automation and IT division. In 2006, he joined Alenia North America, in Washington, DC, where he was appointed Vice President, Business Development. In such capacity, he led strategic commercial initiatives related to various military and commercial aviation programs, including the C-27J Joint Cargo Aircraft and special versions of the ATR family.
    In 2008 he took the position of Vice President, Strategic Collaborations of Alenia North America acting as the main strategist and controller for all activities regarding Alenia’s Joint Ventures and strategic partnerships in the North American market. In 2012, he moved back to Alenia headquarters in Italy where he acted as Chief of Staff of the Chief Business Officer/CFO. With that, he also took the role of Head of Business Russia, representing the Italian shareholder on the Superjet 100 Program, as the principal actor for all strategic, organizational and financial matters.

    • Giorgio Moreni was born in Genoa in 1969.
    • He is married and has two children.

    In Charge Of

    • Accounting & Controlling
    • Sales Finance & Risk Management
    • Information System
    • Credit Management
  • Lilian Braylé Senior Vice-President Product Support & Services

    Lilian Braylé

    Senior Vice-President Product Support & Services

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    Lilian Braylé Senior Vice-President Product Support & Services

    Lilian Braylé

     Lilian Braylé is the holder of a Mechanical Engineering degree from the INSA institute in Lyons (1990) and a Master’s degree in business engineering from the INSA institute in Toulouse (1991).

    He began his career at Turbomeca in 1991 as an Industrial Power Generation Project Engineer. In 1993 he joined the Auxiliary Power International Corporation (APIC), a Turbomeca/Hamilton-Sundstrand joint-venture, where he gained practical experience of Civil Aviation and major airlines requirements. He was in charge of Product Support and Field Support for the APS product lines.

    From 1997 to 2002, he headed the Arriel engines, and then civilian helicopter engines Technical Support Department within Turbomeca (Safran).

    Based in Australia from 2002 as Corporate Product Support Director for Turbomeca (Safran), Lilian Braylé was in charge of establishing a new worldwide Corporate Product Support Standard. In 2005, he was appointed Managing Director of both Turbomeca Australasia and Microturbo Australasia, in Sydney.

    In Charge Of

    • Training & Flight Operations
    • Spares Support
    • Commercial Customer Services
    • Vendor Monitoring
    • Customer Services Relations
  • Thierry Casale Senior Vice-President Programs

    Thierry Casale

    Senior Vice-President Programs

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    Thierry Casale Senior Vice-President Programs

    Thierry Casale

    Thierry Casale graduated in aeronautical engineering at ESTACA in 1991.

    He started his career at EADS Sogerma in Bordeaux holding different positions both in the production (engine run up A310 qualified) and support organizations before being appointed as the Airbus maintenance program manager in charge of production, planning and logistics with teams up to a hundred people to restore profitability.

    In the middle of 1998 he was appointed Airbus Maintenance Director and doubled industrial capabilities within one year, leading a team of 300 people.

    Three years later, he became Vice-President Operations within EADS Sogerma. He took the responsibility for line maintenance, fleet engineering, maintenance control center and field support. With a team of 100, he implemented and developed a full and worldwide support service for airlines operating Airbus aircraft namely A300, A310, A320 and A330. EADS Sogerma then moved from a MRO shop to a global support provider.

     In July 2004, he was appointed Vice-President Industrial Operations and managed MRO activities for aircraft and components, cabin completion for VIP aircraft and industrial support for the EADS Sogerma plants of Bordeaux and Toulouse, leading a team of 600 people.

    In 2005 he joined ATR as Vice-President Industry, in charge of industrial support for the second-hand aircraft market as well as of the new aircraft assembly line (including production and delivery), where he is accountable for a strong production ramp-up from 6 aircraft in 2004 to 64 in 2008.

    In September 2011, Thierry Casale was appointed Senior Vice-President Operations.

    On January 28th 2015, he is appointed Senior Vice-President of the newly created Programs directorate of ATR. 

        Thierry Casale was born in France in 1965.
        He is married and has two children.

    In Charge Of

    • Program Management
    • Chief Engineering
    • Production (Final Assembly Line, Delivery)
    • Program quality
    • Supply chain activities
  • Carmine Orsi Senior Vice-President Technical

    Carmine Orsi

    Senior Vice-President Technical

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    Carmine Orsi Senior Vice-President Technical

    Carmine Orsi

     Carmine Orsi graduated in Electrical Engineering with full honors from the University “Federico II”- Facoltà d’Ingegneria - of Naples in 1981.

    After an experience as “Radio Navigation” and “Electrical Systems” teacher at the Naval High School (Istituto Nautico) in Procida, he joined the aerospace industry in 1984 with Aeritalia (Alenia in 1990), where he started as Airborne Electrical Generation System engineer on the programs G222 and ATR.

    In 1987 he was appointed Electrical & Avionic manager at GIE ATR Engineering Support Department in Toulouse.

    In 1989, he became Systems & Power Plant director.

    In 1994 he was appointed Integrated Logistic Support director for the Regioliner program jointly developed with Aeritalia, Aerospatiale, DASA and Dornier in Munich.
    Back in Toulouse, he was appointed Vice-President Multirole Aircraft with the responsibility of “Preliminary Design” for ATR Special Mission platforms.

    Two years later, within AI(R) New Program Directorate he was appointed Systems & Project Management Director in charge of Concurrent Engineering definition and implementation for the AI(R) Regional Jet program with Alenia, British Aerospace and EADS.

    In 1998, back in ATR, he was appointed Vice-President Technical Services within the ATR Customer Support Directorate.

    In June 2001, he was appointed Vice-President Engineering.

    As of September 14th 2011, Carmine Orsi is appointed ATR Senior Vice-President Technical.

        Carmine Orsi was born in Naples, Italy, in 1953.
        He is married and has two children.


    In Charge Of

    • Design Office
    • Flight Testing
    • Airworthiness & Certification
    • Airline Technical Support
  • Xavier Lambert Head of Human Resources

    Xavier Lambert

    Head of Human Resources

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    Xavier Lambert Head of Human Resources

    Xavier Lambert

     Xavier Lambert graduated from the Bordeaux Institute for Political Studies.

    He started with Lagardère Group in 1998 as HR marketing manager, where he was in charge of the development of the employer brand (press, internet). He then joined the Aerospatiale Matra Headquarters in 1999 with the same HR marketing functions.

    In 2000, he moved to the satellites manufacturer Astrium, where he spent four years as HR Advisor, then HR Development manager.
    He joined EADS Sogerma in 2004 as Career development manager, in charge of career and compensation processes, Executive development and as HR interface for Functional directorates.

    In 2006, he joined the Corporate Compensation & benefits department in EADS Headquarters, where he was in charge of Executive contracts, salary benchmark, Long term incentives.

    He has been appointed as ATR Head of Human Resources as of 1st November 2008.

        Xavier Lambert was born in 1975.
        He is married and has three children.


    In Charge Of

    • Personnal Administration
    • Employment & Resources Development
    • Safety & Hygiene
  • Laurence Rigolini Corporate Secretary

    Laurence Rigolini

    Corporate Secretary

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    Laurence Rigolini Corporate Secretary

    Laurence Rigolini

    Laurence Rigolini graduated in International Economic Relations at the University of Konstanz in Germany, in January 1989 after a Master’s Degree at ESCAE (Ecole Supérieure de Commerce et d’Administration des Entreprises) in Marseilles.
    In 1990, she joined MBB -Unternehmensbereich Hubschrauber- as 'Area Sales Manager' in the Customer Support Directorate in Ottobrunn, Germany.
    Back in France, she joined Eurocopter in 1991 as of 'Western Europe Commercial Director' for both civil and governmental Sales. In 2000, she was appointed 'Commercial Director Civil Sales Europe'.
    In this position, she was in charge of a sales team with the objective to sell both helicopters and associated Support and Services in the area.
    In 2002 she took the position of 'Corporate Communications and Information' Vice President in charge of Image and Communication of the Eurocopter President, Communication with EADS and Eurocopter subsidiaries, International press relations, Marketing as well as Corporate Brochures, Internet / Intranet, magazines for Eurocopter customers and employees worldwide.
    In 2009, she made an Executive MBA at HEC, Paris, and worked in parallel in the Eurocopter Subsidiaries & Participations Directorate. She was also a member of the boards of Eurocopter UK and Eurocopter Vostok.
    In April 2010, she was appointed CEO of Eurocopter Vostok, the Russian subsidiary of Eurocopter based in Moscow, in charge of civil and parapublic helicopter sales and associated Support & Services in Russia and CIS countries.
    During this period, the sales were steadily growing up to 75M€ annual turnover with a record number of 28 delivered helicopters in 2013 doubling the Eurocopter fleet in less than 5 years and bringing it close to the historical figure of 230 helicopters in service.   
    Since October 2014, L. Rigolini is appointed as the Corporate Secretary of ATR.

    • Laurence Rigolini was born in France in 1965. 

    In Charge Of

    • Communications
    • Institutional Relations
    • Facility & Environment Management
  • Frédéric Torrea General Counsel

    Frédéric Torrea

    General Counsel

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    Frédéric Torrea General Counsel

    Frédéric Torrea

     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