Management - Presidente

Ing. Joseph Persampieri

President & CEO

Joseph Persampieri has more than 50 years of experience in the defence sector. He is a graduate in Electronics Engineering from Manhattan College; completed his Masters Degree at Polytechnic University of New York.

He started his career at Union Carbide as a Digital Design Engineer in 1970, then he joined Loral Electronic Systems (today Lockheed Martin ), were he was involved with various Defense Electronic Programs like F-15 RWR, F-16 RWR/ECM, Mirage 2000 RWR/ECM Atlantic and Nimirod, after 7 years Mr. Persampieri left the company as a Principal member of the Engineering Staff.

Joseph continued his career by joining United Technologies Corporation (UTC) as a Senior Engineer were was involved with the design of a Multiple launch Rocket system, for Vough Corporation.

After that he joined Sperry Corporation (now Unisys) as a Senior Systems Management Engineer where he was involved with Defense Electronic Systems, for the Canadian Navy. He went on assignment to Canada with the Canadian Petrol Fregates program as an expert in the field of electronic for technology transfer from the U.S. to Canada. In his position he played a Liaison role between the customer (Canada's ministry of defence) and the suppliers.

In 1989 Mr. Persampieri was offered a position in Alenia Aereonautica as an expert of Electronics and Avionics. In his position he played a liaison role with the partner companies based in the UK, Spain and Germany, in the realization of the EFA program.

Starting in 1999 Mr Persampieri spent 5 years building a Space/Defence division in Eles Semiconductor S.P.A. where in his position he established working relationships with several Finmeccanica Divisions, Elt s.p.a. and other multinational companies like EADS and Thales...

In 2003 Mr Persampieri founded ERA Electronic Systems as President & CEO, he has been leading the company since then.

M Giordano

Ing. Marco Giordano

General Manager

Marco Giordano has worked for more than 25 years in the Aerospace and Defense sector for various leading companies, acquiring great experience in these business contexts, as well as in the business management. He is a graduate in Electronics Engineering from Università degli Studi di Perugia. He also acquired in 2013 an Executive Master for the Business Administration from Luiss Business School in Rome.
He started his career at Alenia Spazio S.p.A. as Electronic Microwave Design Engineer, where he held the role of project manager of the Down Converter unit of the Cosmo Skymed satellite. In the meanwhile he also cooperated with European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) studying and developing a software tool for automatic design of filters with transmission zeros.
In 2004 he joined Elettronica S.p.A. as a Procurement Engineer where he was involved in managing of supplies of microwave and electronic unit design and developments. Thanks to this experience he had the opportunity to deeply know and understand the context of the aerospace and defense market and the related companies.
In 2009 he spent six months at LNX Corporation Inc. in Salem N.Y. (USA) with the role of Procurement Expert with the aim of helping the company to structure all supply chain processes.
In 2013 he became Director of the Procurement Department at Elettronica S.p.A., maintaining this position until 2022. During this period he defined and implemented a Procurement Transformation Program with the aim of evolving in a proactive and strategic procurement more business oriented.
In 2022 he became General Manager of EltHub s.r.l., an Engineering company belonging to the ELTGroup.
In 2024 he joined ERA Electronic Systems s.r.l. as General Manager of the company.