Thierry Casale becomes ATR’s SVP programs

In a newly-created role of SVP programs at ATR, Thierry Casale is to take charge of supervising, coordinating and setting priorities in all serial developments and fleet-in-service activities to anticipate and meet customers’ expectations.Casale, who moves to SVP programs from his previous role at ATR as SVP operations, will lead programme management, engineering, production (final assembly line, delivery), programme quality and supply chain activities. He reports to ATR's chief executive officer Patrick de Castelbajac, and will sit on the Executive Committee.After graduating from ESTACA (France) in aeronautical engineering in 1991, Casale joined EADS Sogerma in Bordeaux, where, in 1998, he became director of maintenance for Airbus aircraft. By 2004, he was appointed VP industrial operations, managing MRO activities for aircraft and components; cabin completion for VIP aircraft; and industrial support for the EADS Sogerma plants of Bordeaux and Toulouse, leading a team of 600 people.He joined ATR in 2005 as VP industry, in charge of the new aircraft assembly line and industrial support for the second-hand aircraft market.

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