Roberto Garavaglia is the SVP Competitive Analysis & Strategy of Leonardo – Helicopter Division, the leading helicopter OEM which employs about 13,000 people worldwide with the main industrial activities concentrated in Italy, UK, Poland and the USA.
He became SVP Marketing of AgustaWestland in 2010 and he held that position until June 2013. In July 2003 he was appointed to lead the AgustaWestland Marketing, where he and his Italy and UK-based teams contributed to product definition user segment development and sales achievements in both civil and military competitive markets.
In December 1998, he joined Agusta SpA and held a position as area manager for civil sales covering several Central and Northern European countries.
Between June 1991 and December 1998 he worked for ATR, the regional aircraft manufacturer in Toulouse (France), holding several posts in Marketing and Sales, eventually leading the Airline Marketing team. During the Aero International (Regional) JV period between ATR and Avro/Jestream (1995-1998), he was also involved in the pre-launch project definition, business planning and marketing activity of the AI(R)JET regional jet programme.
In 1989 he joined an Aero Engineering, an aeronautical design Company in Milan, dealing with systems and structural analysis and design on several civil and military aircraft programmes. Before that time, he spent one year as an officer in the Italian Air Force.
Mr. Garavaglia is a graduate of the Milan Polytechnic where he earned a Master in Aeronautical Engineering. He is married and has two sons. He and his family live in Milan.