David Brigante has been appointed as new Senior Vice-President of the new Procurement directorate of ATR. He will be in charge of the contract negotiations with the suppliers of the aircraft manufacturer and will report to ATR’s Chief Executive Officer Patrick de Castelbajac. He will sit on the Executive Committee. During his career, he has held a number of successive different positions within Alenia Aermacchi. Since the end of 2012 he was Senior Vice-President Customer Support and Services, being responsible for the logistics support of all military programs in Alenia Aermacchi. Previously, between 2010 and 2012 he was Senior Vice-President Procurement, and was in charge of all products and programs. From 2008 to 2010 he held the position of Senior Vice-President Industrial Control and Planning, while between 2009 and 2010 he was also in charge of the Commercial Programs of Alenia. He joined Alenia in 1988, and up to 2008 he had covered responsibilities from contract management to sales activities always within the commercial field for aerostructures.