Riccardo Di Silvestro

Riccardo Di Silvestro

Work History

Work History
2002 - 2003

Mechanical Designer

Sitecna Sas


Sep 1996 - May 2002

Bachelor Degree of Mechanical Engineering

University of Rome, ITALY "La Sapienza"








Brewer, Tim................: Commentator, ESPN 

Graves, Randy...........: Customer Operations Manager, Windshear Inc. Wind Tunnel

Ryder, Jim.................. : Lead Engineer, Roush-Fenway RacingHofmann, Joe............: Shop Foreman, Penske Racing

Probst, John...............: Technical Director, Earnhardt-Ganassi

Guenther, Steiner......: President, Fibreworks Inc.

Cooper, Greg.............: North America Account Manager, Performance Friction Corp

Hayworth, John..........: Owner, Hayworth Racing Brakes


US Permanent Resident Holder of Green Card for International Managers


Top-performing, result driven, engineered professional with exemplary experience and oustanding achievements within pivotal leadership, operations, and project management roles working on complex, multinational, sophisticated technology projects. An independent lateral thinker that uses excellent interpersonal and analytical competencies to successfully overcome the barriers of cross-cultural communications. Technical and engineering expertise combines with achievements in cost reduction, quality, improvement and project management.

Demonstrates a system-minded approach when analyzing and resolving complex problems to successful conclusion. High level alliance and relationship building with key stakeholders/leaders. Innate capacity to scrutinize core issues, devising creative and realistic solutions. Solid background in structural, dynamic, and heat transfer analysis, as well as metal machining and fabrication techniques. Multi-lingual: Italian, English, French, Spanish.

Professional Strengths

  • Project Planning, Management, and Fulfillment
  • Process Analysis, Redesign, and Optimization
  • Project Budget, Control and Monitoring
  • High-Level Negotiations and Consultations
  • Key Alliances and Relationship Building
  • Proficient in all aspects of machinery design from requirements definition trough conceptual design and customer presentation
  • Productivity and Performance Improvement
  • Outstanding Troubleshooting
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Staff Leadership and Resource Management
  • Competitive Equipment/Materials Procurement
  • Staff/Client Training and Knoledge Expansion
  • Multicultural Awareness and Sensitivity

 Key Achievements

  • Won and maintained trust and respect of co-workers and clients across of level of hierarchy through maintaining open communication and adopting a hands-on supportive approach
  • Created product development system and implemented annual improvements, effectively reducing product development time (concept to start of production) from 1yr to 5 months 
  • Supervised training and customer service staff
  • Directed activities of vendor-employed network engineers and Web developers
  • Elevated accuracy of predictions of budget forecasting for future programs with introduction of mandatory procedures for capturing program cost, tooling cost, and validation cost
  • Managed development, implementation, and marketing of an innovative intranet system offering a secure portal with centralized access to record, test results, race reports, technical information and troubleshooting
  • Built successful department deeply committed to and founded on exceptionally high levels of customer satisfaction and repeat business
  • Recognized by clients for exceptional performance and consistent on-time delivery of innovative programs and product improvements