Luigi Mattia, a Canadian mathematician with more than 25 years of experience in the aerospace industry, was recently named vice president of the Business and Regional Aircraft Business Unit of Messier-Dowty, based in Toronto. Mattia will also become president of Messier-Dowty Inc., the Canadian subsidiary of Messier-Dowty International.
Mattia joined Messier-Dowty in 1991 and was appointed general manager of its Montreal facility in 1997. In 2000, he served on the board of Zone Internationale de Development de Mirabel in Quebec before moving to Messier-Dowty’s Gloucester facility as vice president of operations in 2001. He previously held positions at Pratt & Whitney Canada and Spar Aerospace.
Messier-Dowty designs, develops and manufactures landing gear systems for a number of leading business aircraft including the Bombardier Challenger 300 and Global 5000, the Raytheon Hawker 4000 and the Dassault Falcon 7X. The company’s products are in service on more than 19,000 aircraft.