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Giacomo Danisi

Giacomo Danisi

CEO Danisi (Re technical Simulation)

2015 – today: MECCANICA 42 srl, Florence
Mechatronic company operating mainly in automotive and train
industries, 20 employees.
Chairman of the BoD and Founder with the Department of Industrial
Engineering of the University of Florence and the Danisi Group.
1994 – today: DANISI ENGINEERING srl, Nichelino (TO) and Modena
75 employees, € 10 mln. turn over.
Founder and CEO.
Providing engineering services and prototyping manufacturing for car
makers such as Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Maserati, FCA, Iveco, Lamborghini
but also for the most famous OEMs (ZF, TRW, Italdesign).
Main projects:
 Limited edition Ferrari F50, right-hand drive (turn-key project)
 Mechanical development and production of all Pininfarina
prototypes from 1995 to 2010
 Development and production of suspension prototypes for Ferrari in
collaboration with FRC
 Production platform projecting, packaging and body in white and
chassis production for the Phylla electric vehicle (project
sponsored by Piedmont Region)
 Project, chassis development and prototype production of premium
cars for class E manufacturer
Since 2005, Design Event Director of Italian F SAE championship
In 2014 being part of the company pool with Turin Polytechnic and the
Defense Ministry for R&D projects in ground vehicle.
In 2016, inaugurating the Advanced Vehicle Dynamic Center in Nichelino
for the development of “Hardware in the loop” and “Human in the loop”
simulation, integrating ADAS, self-driving solutions and active vehicle
control systems of the cars. Two simulators (static with HiL bench and
dynamic with VI-Grade Saginomiya DiM) are offered to clients in order
to develop the vehicle dynamic analysis and tire behavior.
1991 – 1992: PEUGEOT SPORT, Torino
Head of Italian technical activities.
In charge of the development of 405 GT, Italian Champion in 1992.
Project Manager of 106 GR.A, winning the Italian Rally Championship in
1993 and 1994.
1990 – 1991: PTI ABATECH, Turin
Chassis Engineer for race cars.
Project Manager of Alfa Romeo 155, winning the Spanish Turism
Championship in 1992
1989 – 1990: FIAT RESEARCH CENTER, Turin
Vehicle Dynamics Team
Virtual and mathematical analysis for Ferrari race cars
Military Service, 1993
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Turin Polytechnic University, Turin, 1991
High School Diploma focused on Humanities, Bergamo, 1985
Languages: English – C1 level
Photography, smoking cigars, cars


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