Alan E. Calegari Appointed CEO of Alenia North America

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 30, 2012 – Today, Alenia North America Inc., a subsidiary of Alenia Aermacchi and part of the Finmeccanica group, announced the appointment of Alan E. Calegari as its Chief Executive Officer.

“Alenia North America will continue to grow under the direction of Alan in the CEO position,” said Giuseppe Giordo, Chief Executive Officer, Alenia Aeronautica. “As Alenia’s team continues the work to expand our presence in North America, I am confident he will lead the company in an effective and efficient manner.”

Calegari joins Alenia North America from Ansaldo STS USA, where he served as the President and CEO for 4 years. He brings with him more than thirty years of experience in leadership positions in the fields of management, security, building automation, automotive, transportation and government to the organization.

Prior to his role with Ansaldo STS USA, Calegari was active across a broad spectrum of senior leadership roles, most notably as President and CEO for Americas Region of Dedicated Micros Inc., President and Regional Head of Siemens Building Technologies, Inc’s Security Division, and other executive and advisory capacities at Siemens Building Technologies Ltd., Canada. He has had a successful career history with Johnson Controls Inc. and Pan Am World Services, Inc. Overall, he has served in executive positions with multinational corporations in 13 countries and is fluent in 5 languages.

Calegari holds a Doctorate in Management from the University of Studies in Rome-Loyola University Foreign Exchange Program. He completed an Executive Advanced International Business Management Program from Harvard University – George F. Baker Foundation, and various leadership programs. He is also a retired United States Marine Corps aviator officer.