ATR appoints new Head of Quality

World’s leading turboprop manufacturer ATR is pleased to announce Roberto Del Pezzo as new Head of Quality. 

ATR has created this new direction in the aim of further developing and strengthening all activities related to quality, a core part of its business. Mr. Del Pezzo will be in charge of implementing the Quality policy with respect to the ATR objectives. Among his new responsibilities, he will be in charge of providing quality methodological support across the different directions of ATR, managing customer’s satisfaction measurement, interfacing with the certification agencies and managing the entire quality process associated to the ATR program. He will directly report to ATR’s Chief Executive Officer, Patrick de Castelbajac. 
Mr. Del Pezzo 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.

He holds a full-honors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Federico II University, in Naples.

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About ATR

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. The unifying vision of the company’s 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 over 130 new routes every year on average, burn 45% less fuel and emit 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.