A Proven Track Record
Claudio Mariotta relies on a strong foundation of education and experience developed over four decades. From many years as a development engineer (hardware and software) to middle and top management, Claudio has learned an appreciation for all the processes within a high technology company especially in R&D and Operations. He has managed employees and managers of all backgrounds and ethnic groups both in North America and Europe. Key achievements have been the development of successful telecommunications systems and the turn around of operations and companies.
Field: Telecommunication ( all in the private sector)
20 years of Engineering Development work
20 years of progressively higher responsibilities, Project Leader, Director, Manager, VP of R&D, COO, GM, CEO
As a consultant and board advisor to a European High Security Communications Company, participated in due diligence for the prospective buyer and developed recommendations for the purchase of the company. As interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO), restructured the company, achieved profitability in 14 months.
At Gigatronics Instrument Division in San Ramon, California, served as Vice President of Engineering and Chief Operating Officer (COO) before being promoted to President and General Manager. Accomplishments included releasing a critical new product, improving operational efficiency and managing the division through a difficult period that included a severe downturn in business and the cancellation of a major order.
President and CEO of Fusion Communications in San Francisco, California, a startup company in the voice-over IP business. Recruited the management team and key engineers, developed the business plan, and established contacts to secure initial funding.
At SSE Telecom in Fremont, California, a provider of VSAT systems, served as Executive Vice President of Product Development, Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Was responsible for product development, engineering, manufacturing, and quality; established operational infrastructure; resolved product issues; and developed a production planning process and metrics for yields, suppliers, on time deliveries, and quality.
At Harris Corporation Farinon Division in San Carlos, California, served as Vice President of Engineering and had worldwide responsibility for the design and development of point-to-point microwave radios for the transmission of video, voice, and data for a $180M international microwave transmission business.Responsible for the manufacturing of microwave components. Implemented a multifunctional process for the development of new products that achieved improvements in quality, cost and schedule; introduced a common platform design concept, developed new technologies that made the company a market leader, and achieved a tenfold improvement in the cost of scrap, rework, and labor variances in the manufacturing of microwave components. Was director of Quality Processes for Farinon Division, introduced an automated product configurator, implemented the Crosby Quality Improvement Process, and played a key role in redesigning the first digital radio.
Earlier, held positions as telecommunications engineer for Farinon Electric in San Carlos and as communications engineer for Chevron USA in San Francisco, California.
Diploma (BSEE+) in EE (Major in Semiconductor Physics), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zuerich Switzerland
MSEE, San Jose State University
MBA Study, University of Florida
Professional Engineer State of California, License No. E 11011
Co holder US Patent
Multilingual: Fluent in English, Italian, French, German
US and Swiss Citizenship