Boeing Italy's Petrignani to Retire; De Palmas Named President
Petrignani will continue his relationship with Boeing as a senior counselor and is succeeded by Antonio De Palmas effective April 15.
, 48, will be responsible for coordinating all company business activities in Italy and will be based at the Boeing Italy headquarters in Rome.
is highly qualified and will build on Rinaldo's accomplishments as we expand our business in Italy."
De Palmas joined Boeing in 2003.
In 2008, he was appointed president of European Union and NATO Relations, where he represented Boeing interests with all European institutions and NATO headquarters.
Before his Brussels appointment, De Palmas served as director of Communications in Italy, where he was responsible for all company communications, including strategic planning and issues management.
From 2000 to 2003, De Palmas was director of Business Development for Cisco Systems in Milan.
Prior to that, De Palmas
career in Brussels in EU policy areas for eight years.
During this period, he spent three years as EU and Government Affairs manager for Oracle EMEA.
An Italian native, De Palmas is a lawyer and is fluent in Italian, Spanish, English and French.