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  Construction Director Europe/AsiaPac
Industry Type: Facility - Building Owners
Job Title: Construction Director Europe/AsiaPac
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Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering.



Have lived and worked in the Unites States and Europe and managed projects in the US, EU, Asia, Australasia, and Latin America.

USA and Italian citizen and dual passport holder

Born in Lucca, Italy on 18th August 1960.



Licensed Professional Engineer in the US States of Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts



Managing complex projects.

Creating lean, efficient and effective organizational structures and processes;

Optimizing facility and investment costs while improving overall quality of finished projects,

Able to work successfully in all geographic markets (including emerging and mature);

Skilled in finding innovative solutions to technical, operational, and process challenges;

Outstanding motivator of staff and internal/external collaborators;





05/08–Pres    Iron Mountain – London (UK)


                        Title: Director of Construction Europe/Asia Pac

Responsible for managing capital investments in construction and maintenance of new warehouses, office facilities, new business services offices, data centers, expansion of existing facilities, and performing safety upgrades of buildings in our portfolio. Achieved a >25% reduction in capital investment unit costs while at the same time improving the operating efficiency of our facilities.

Among my Department’s responsibilities and accomplishments:

Deliver 80 projects per year throughout Europe and AsiaPac

Consistently deliver projects on time

All project outturn costs within +/- 2.5% of initial budget

Developed stakeholder engagement process for project scoping

Execute projects consisting of executive offices, BPM offices, client offices, data centers, and warehouse fitouts.

Enter new countries where there is no corporate presence and deliver projects to budget and programme targets.

Innovate in execution and solutions and assist our client in defining their requirements

Have managed projects in over 30 countries.

Identify, interview, select, and contract with external consultant resources in-country to help deliver projects


12/02–05/08  Rete Ferroviaria Italiana – Rome (Italy)

Title: Project Executive

                        Executive responsible for the construction of High-Speed Train Lines (Florence-Bologna, Bologna-Milan) with a total value of over 6 billion Euro including a 430 million Euro train station/retail complex, 85 km of bored tunnels, 30 km of viaducts, central and wayside computerized control/data centers.

Among my responsibilities were:

Management of all design, construction and permitting consultants.

Managing relationships with local, Regional, and National Government entities.

Managing global Architects (Foster + Partners, Calatrava) in order to achieve financially acceptable and constructible designs.

Review all requests for contractual variations from contractors/consultants.

Responsible for budget and programme of works.



2/01-12/02     General Electric – Florence (Italy)


Title: Director of the Project Management

Created and managed the Project Management department for GE Transportation Systems involved in the design, manufacturing, and installation of safety-critical railway signaling and train control systems.

Among my duties/accomplishments were:

Created the Project Management  function and Department in a newly-acquired, previously family-owned business.

Developed and managed processes for cost and budget control during tendering and execution.




7/99-2/01       Fisher Development International (UK) Ltd. – London (UK)


Title: Senior Project Manager

Managed the design and construction of retail stores throughout Europe for a large US-based construction company. The company ceased operations in 2001 after which I moved back to Italy.



11/93-7/99     ABB Daimler-Benz  – (Italy)

            ABB Traction – (USA)

            ABB Signal – (Sweden)

            ABB Environmental Services – (USA)

            Title: Program Manager

Responsible for large train control technology, power distribution, infrastructure and building projects for several ABB companies and joint ventures in the US and Europe.


10/89–11/93  Consultant to Connecticut Department of Transportation (USA)


Client side Consultant and Project Manager on the design and construction of industrial and office buildings, airport terminals, offices, maintenance facilities, roads, and bridges.






12/87 – 7/89  McDonald’s Corporation (USA)


Client side Construction Engineer responsible for project management for fit-out of new McDonald’s restaurants and remodeling of existing stores.


10/83–12/87  Connecticut Department of Transportation (USA)

Client side Project Manager on the construction of airport runways/taxiways, highways, and bridges.


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