Italy, 2019 - We are pleased to welcome Francesco Pantanella as the newest member of AFT's Sales and Support team in Italy.
Francesco is a graduate in Environmental Engineering and began his paper industry career as Assistant Production Manager in 2005 at a mill specializing in food wrapping paper, becoming Production Manager two years later. In 2012, he joined ABK Italia as a Project Manager and Start-up Engineer working mainly on tissue projects, new paper machines and turnkey projects. He continued in that position after the company became part of Papcel Group in 2014, then joined Andritz in 2016 as a Sales and Service Engineer for Southern Italy.
In his new position as Application Manager for AFT, Francesco will be responsible for supporting the screening and refining business in Southern Europe. This is a new position that will expand the AFT team and provide a greater presence with additional field technical support to the local markets and customers. The office's centralized location in Italy provides convenient access to customers throughout Southern Europe.
Francesco lives with his family in the countryside outside Rome where he enjoys cooking and spending time with his three children while his wife runs a small B&B.
We welcome Francesco to AFT and wish him much success in his new role!