Co-founder and Managing Director
Francesco Butera has a degree in electronics engineering at the University of Palermo, master in microelectronics at Institute of Scientific Research and Technology in Trento, master in Business Administration at SAA-School of Management in Turin. He was responsible of Mechatronics group at Fiat Research Centre carrying out activities on development of active components based on smart materials for automotive and industrial applications. After that he was Business Manager of the SMA business unit for industrial applications in the SAES Getters Group and, starting from 2011, Chief Commercial Officer of Actuator Solutions GmbH. His responsibility was related to the industrialization of Shape Memory Alloys and relative development of shape memory actuators from product conception to the market. He filed more than 50 patents in the area of components based on smart materials. Thanks to his innovation approach, he started always new challenges, transforming new ideas in consolidated businesses.