ATR appoints David Brigante SVP Programmes and Customer Services and moves Operations up as new Function
Toulouse, 25 July 2019 – David Brigante, 59, has been nominated SVP Programmes and Customer Services of ATR, starting August 1st 2019. He will be reporting to the CEO, Stefano Bortoli.
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.
ATR is the world number one regional aircraft manufacturer with its ATR 42 and 72 aircraft the best-selling aircraft in the less than 90-seat market segment. In 2019 the company had a turnover of US$1.6 billion. The unifying vision of the company’s 1,400 employees is to help everyone, no matter where they are in the world, to connect and develop in a responsible manner. Thanks to the efficiency of turboprop technology and the benefits of the company’s focus on continuous innovation, ATR aircraft open more than 100 new routes every year, burn up to 45% less fuel and emit up to 45% less CO2 than regional jets. For all of these reasons, ATR aircraft have been chosen by some 200 companies in 100 countries around the world. ATR is a joint-venture between Airbus and Leonardo.