Francesco Calabrò, CTO of Selex ES to join CCLS in managing the joint Micro and Smart Electric Grid efforts

Francesco Calabro

Francesco Calabrò, Chief Technology Officer/ Capability Manager of Selex ES, a subsidiary of Finmeccanica, Italy’s second largest conglomorate, will join CCLS beginning in May for an extended 2 year assignment managing our joint Micro and Smart Electric Grid efforts.

Francesco comments on his appointment, “As a component of the CTO Capability Function inside the “Smart Solutions” line of business at Selex ES, I’m responsible for the solutions that challenge the international business environment concerning Smart Energy (Micro Grids and Smart Grids) and Smart Buildings. I am customer service-oriented, and accustomed to dealing with clients’ needs.”

Roger Anderson, the Smart Solutions lead at CCLS, comments, “As you can see, Francesco has an optimistic, customer oriented aptitude as do we at CCLS, and we are confident that he will contribute to an efficient team working on problem-solving for the real world at CCLS.”

Francesco is currently responsible for managing and further development of all products within the Microgrid and Smart Building space at Selex ES. His main responsibilities are relating definition of products to their technological level of innovation and competitive intelligence. He has previously been Systems Engineering Manager for Selex with responsibilities, inside the supply chain, of ensuring projects’ budget, project time schedule, driving and coordination of all internal and external (universities, consultancies) activities related to product life cycles. Francesco has been in charge of the laboratory developing software solutions for the Wireless Sensor Networks products for Selex Communications and SW project leader for Siemens ICN: activities that kept him busy with the system design and development of fast handover in multi radio link technologies for Mass Transit (Metro and Tramways) market, Mobile Nodes of Mobile IP (IPv4), and implementation of drivers in Linux environment. Francesco has an executive MBA from the LUISS Business School, Rome, and graduated from the University of Pisa, with a degree in electronic engineering, with a thesis in “Fuzzy logic for non-linear systems control”.