Fincantieri Marine Group
Fabio Bordignon in 2021 was named general manager of Italian shipmaker Fincantieri’s subsidiary Fincantieri Marine Group. Bordignon’s oversight includes the finance, HR, legal, compliance, and environmental, health and safety departments for Fincantieri Marinette Marine, the shipyard located along the Menominee River in Marinette that focuses on government work. Fincantieri Marinette Marine builds highly technologically advanced vessels, including the U.S. Navy’s Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship.
Earlier this year, Fincantieri Marinette Marine completed a $300 million fabrication facility and panel line for the production of the U.S. Navy’s newest class of ships, and the company began construction on the Constellation-class guided missile frigate in August. That work is part of a contract with the Navy, potentially valued at $5.5 billion, and is expected to create as many as 400 new jobs. Outside of Fincantieri, Bordignon serves on the board of New North, the economic development organization focused on northeast Wisconsin.
Education: MBA, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia
Career advice: “Be a life-long learner. ‘There’s a big difference between 20 years of experience and one year repeated 19 times.’”
Fun fact: “I was raised on a farm outside of Venice, driving tractors, riding horses and milking cows.”