He will be succeeding Tom Anderson, who will leave ATR at the end of July 2019. After several years within the ATR team, in different and significant roles, Tom Anderson has decided to take a new direction in his professional career.
David Brigante, who joined ATR in 2015 from Leonardo, brings a strong aeronautical experience and a deep understanding of ATR today, as well as of what is needed for the future. David will continue his current role as SVP Procurement and Supply Chain ad interim until a successor is appointed.
Simultaneously, in order to optimise customer attention and satisfaction, with a growing fleet of ATR aircraft worldwide, Operations becomes an independent new function reporting directly to the CEO under the management of Raphael Dubus (51) who will also become a member of the Executive Committee, effective 1st of September 2019. This was previously integrated as a department in the Programs and Customer Services directorate.
ATR sincerely thanks Tom Anderson for his outstanding contribution and dedication to ATR, as well as for the professionalism, energy and passion he has brought to the teams, and wishes him all the best in his new endeavors.