Advanced Concepts and Technologies International (ACT I)

ACT I Appoints Claudio Monticelli as Executive Vice President of Program Management


Arlington, VA -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/01/2017 -- Advanced Concepts and Technologies International, L.L.C. (ACT I), an industry-leading provider of Total Acquisition Management and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) solutions, announces the addition of Mr. Claudio Monticelli, a retired Italian Air Force Colonel, as Executive Vice President of Program Management. In this role, he leads the company's efforts to increase operating performance and directs transformation of the Program Management function.

"Mr. Monticelli's nearly 25 years of senior leadership and technical business acumen is a tremendous asset to ACT I's Executive Team. His experience includes management of over 150 personnel with key oversight responsibilities of technical staff in the Italian Air Force and for 10 years, successfully supporting the Department of Defense's (DoD) F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program Office (JPO). His proficiency leading large complex programs and interfacing with multiple government stakeholders will contribute to ACT I's successful delivery of Total Acquisition Management solutions to our DoD, Federal, International, and commercial customers," said Mr. Michael Niggel, ACT I CEO.

Mr. Monticelli is a highly motivated, results-oriented leader who provides strategic management in the areas of Aerospace and Defense international programs, bilateral negotiations, cost analysis, process improvements, U.S. and European acquisition processes, aerospace production engineering and government contracts administration. Most recently, Mr. Monticelli served as the manager of all Subcontractors and directorate support manager for Alion's SAFTAS F-35 Team. In those roles, he effectively managed more than 20 defense service suppliers and highly skilled technical experts. After attending the Italian Air Force Academy in Naples, Mr. Monticelli served in the Italian Air Force for 18 years in a variety of roles. His experience included the introduction and establishment of Lean Six Sigma approaches in the fighter jet heavy maintenance line, increasing aircraft efficiency and delivery from 64% to 88%. Serving as Director of the Italian Defense Contract Management Agency and Defense Contract Auditing Agency, Mr. Monticelli led over 60 civilians and military personnel, simultaneously overseeing three subordinate organizations, that executed national and international contract management responsibilities. Additionally, as Principal Acquisition Expert, he provided general engineering and architecture acceptance and delivery planning in support of the JPO Production Integrated Project Team (IPT). He ensured that all F-35 acceptance requirements for JSF production aircrafts were met.

Mr. Monticelli holds a Master of Engineering in Aeronautical Engineering from Federico II University in Naples, Italy; a Master in Organizational Science from the Italian Air Force Academy in Naples, Italy; and a Bachelor of Engineering in Aerospace Engineering from the Italian Air Force Academy in Naples, Italy.

About ACT I
ACT I is an ISO 9001:2008 certified small business delivering mission-critical Total Acquisition Management solutions to customers across the globe. We are retained by the U.S. Department of Defense, Federal Agencies and allied partners to support their most complex programs in the areas of Acquisition Strategy, Program Management, Engineering, Logistics, Financial Management, Security and Cyber, Contract Negotiation Support, and Security Cooperation and Assistance services. ACT I was selected as prime contractor for the following GSA contracts: OASIS Small Business Pool 1, Professional Services Schedule, and IT Schedule 70.

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