PRESIDENT AMERICAS, ASIA PACIFIC BU
Michele Fracchiolla
Born in 1965

Professional Experience

He currently acts as a Business Unit President of Americas, Asia-Pacific  and as a Chairman of Ansaldo STS Australia at Ansaldo STS.
An Electronics Engineer, Michele has extensive experience and knowledge of automation systems for electric power generation and transport automation, and has senior program management experience in both the automation systems and cable industries.

Since joining Ansaldo STS in 2011, Michele has overseen different roles, He was initially responsible for Australian business turnaround and managed to restore the corporate balance both by cutting costs down and establishing a different market position thus assuring as Business Unit President Freight (since 2013)  the successful delivery of the automated train management system for Rio Tinto’s autonomous heavy haul mining railway in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, as well as the  successful commissioning of the satellite-based signalling and communications solution recently commissioned by Roy Hill Iron Ore.
He started working at Elsag Datamat (former Elsag) in 2003,entrusted with increasingly higher responsibility levels until he was appointed chief director of the Logistic and Transport Automation Business Unit.
He has gained extensive experience and knowledge of automation systems used for electric power generation, acting as a Program Manager firstly at Elsag Bailey (1996-1997) and, then at ABB (1997-1999). Next, he moved to the cable industry and worked at Pirelli, where he was appointed Manager in charge of the Green Field Project (which entailed building a new factory for optic fibre production) and, then, Purchasing Manager at Pirelli Submarine and Pirelli Cavi & Sistemi.
He started his professional career at the Bailey Controls Company (USA); a company specialized in automated industrial processes.

Academic Journey
He graduated in Electronic Engineering in 1989.