Press release

Bombardier Transportation appoints new President and Managing Director for Italy

On August 27, 2019, the Board of Directors of Bombardier Transportation Italy appointed Franco Beretta as President and Managing Director Italy, effective September 1, 2019.  Mr Beretta will hold this position in addition to his existing role as Region Leader, Mediterranean.

Mr Beretta joined the company in 1990 and since then has held various roles in project management and sales. From 2005 he spent six years in industry with Trenitalia and Casram before returning to Bombardier in 2011 as Project Director for the ETR1000-V300ZEFIRO project. In July 2019 Mr Beretta was appointed as Region Leader, Mediterranean, at Bombardier Transportation, with full responsibility for sales and project delivery in Italy and Iberia.

Franco Beretta, new President and Managing Director Bombardier Transportation Italy

Franco Beretta, new President and Managing Director Bombardier Transportation Italy

Bombardier is an important long-term partner to Italy’s rail industry with an impressive track record of supplying new trains, signaling solutions and maintenance services.   

Emma Brett

Media Relations

Group Media Relations

Bombardier Transportation Italy Press Office

SEC Spa – Tel. +39 02 624999 1

Gabriele Bertipaglia
+39 335 7203720

Irene Fusani
+39 340 1280512

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About Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier Transportation is a global mobility solution provider leading the way with the rail industry’s broadest portfolio. It covers the full spectrum of solutions, ranging from trains to sub-systems and signalling to complete turnkey transport systems, e-mobility technology and data-driven maintenance services. Combining technology and performance with empathy, Bombardier Transportation continuously breaks new ground in sustainable mobility by providing integrated solutions that create substantial benefits for operators, passengers and the environment. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Bombardier Transportation employs around 40,650 people and its products and services operate in over 60 countries.

About Bombardier

With over 68,000 employees, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains. Our products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Bombardier has production and engineering sites in 28 countries as well as a broad portfolio of products and services for the business aviation, commercial aviation and rail transportation markets. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, Bombardier posted revenues of $16.2 billion US. The company is recognized on the 2019 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World Index. News and information are available at or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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