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Luigi Galli

SAET CEO

Raffaello Teani

General Manager

Denis Peron

Technical Director

Omar Merlin

Commercial & Marketing Manager

Enrico Bassan

Grid Solutions Manager

Matteo Frigo

Energy Storage Manager

Marco Segala

Custom Solutions Manager

Carla Fanton

Purchasing Manager

Alessandro Milanetto

Engineering Manager

Chiara Paolucci

QHSE Manager

Renato Lorgnali

Information Technology & Digital Transformation Manager

Luigi Galli

SAET CEO

After completing his technical studies (mechanics and electronics), Luigi established his career with two important roles. The first of these was with TXT, – Techint Software (X) and Telematica – a company then owned by the Rocca family and listed on the Italian stock exchange, which was founded as an innovative start-up operating in the development of embedded and real-time hardware and software solutions for energy monitoring and peak shaving, including energy-management services and applications in the field of efficiency. In this context, Luigi handled development in new markets and customer and applications research. He worked on SCADA and HMI software solutions. In 1996, he co-founded Energy Team with six other partners, in the role of Chairman. Since 2018, he has been CEO of Energy Team and represents the Smart Solutions business area of Falck Renewables – Next Solutions. Over these 34 years of his professional career, 26 of which with Energy Team, he has consolidated his expertise in the field of energy-metering systems and energy efficiency, maintaining ongoing relationships with key players in the electricity industry and the industrial federation system. He co-founded the company Consorzio Energy Aggregator: an aggregator of important industrial enterprises for active demand-side management (interruptibility) in electricity markets. Since 2018, he has been a board member for ANIE: first for ANIE Rinnovabili and now ANIE Energia.
Since 2024 he is nominated as CEO of SAET SpA, contributing to the growth and diversification of the company’s activities.

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Raffaello Teani

General Manager

After completing his studies in electrical engineering and automation, he began his career as a designer of electro-instrumental systems in a company operating in the industrial plant engineering sector, eventually becoming its technical and commercial manager. 

From 2005 to 2010 he also held the role of Director for the Romanian branch, as well as the role of Special Proxy for various companies of the same group until 2013. 

In 2014 he joined Elettromeccanica Euganea, a subsidiary of SAET, as Operations Director, dealing with expansion into new markets and the search for customers and applications, reorganising part of the activities. 

Since 2015 he has been Account Manager at SAET, and following the integration of the company into Renantis (formerly Falck Renewables) he took on the role of Commercial & Marketing Manager, with the task of developing the new business units range with a commercial and strategic marketing plan. 

He has been a member of the board of directors of ANIE Energia since 2008 and is now Head of the High Voltage Stations and Storage Systems units.

As of 2024, he will assume the role of General Manager at SAET.

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Denis Peron

Technical Director

Denis graduated in Electrotechnical Engineering from the University of Padua in 1986. From 1986 to 1987 he worked as a designer in an electrical systems company in Veneto. From 1987 to 1989 he was employed in the technical department as SAET’s primary contact. 

He then worked as electrical designer at MGM, a Veneto company manufacturing large harbour cranes for container handling. 

In the early 1990s he returned to SAET, first as head of the technical department, and then as operations manager for all construction activities. 

Since 2010 he has also been SAET’s legal representative in charge of safety and environment. 

In 2012 he joined the Board of Directors of SAET’s subsidiary Elettromeccanica Euganea. 

Following the integration of the company into Renantis (formerly Falck Renewables), his role as Operation Manager was renewed. He is in charge of the technical and physical development of the projects acquired, managing external construction sites and coordinating subcontractors in compliance with legal regulations.

As of 2024, he will assume the role of Technical Manager at SAET.

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Omar Merlin

Commercial & Marketing Manager

Omar graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Padua in 2004.

His journey with SAET began in 2005, in technical-commercial roles, where he developed his growing focus on customer needs, aimed at offering the best solutions to achieve mutual goals, promoting and consolidating long-term relationships both in the Italian and foreign markets, in line with the company’s approach based on competence, reliability, and integrity.

As of June 2024, he takes on the role of Commercial & Marketing Manager, tasked with developing the offering of new business units with a commercial and strategic marketing plan.

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Enrico Bassan

Grid Solutions Manager

Enrico has a degree in Electrical Engineering. He joined SAET in 2001 covering different roles, including design in the technical department, and the functional testing of plants. 

Subsequently, he has been involved in project management and interfacing with customers to identify the most efficient technical solutions to problems. 

For the last 10 years, he has been responsible for organising internal staff for the contractual and technical management of projects, coordinating internal and external staff activities with production.

Finally, from 2021, following the integration of SAET into Renantis (formerly Falck Renewables), he has held the role of Grid Solutions Manager for the development of the tendering and operational management of projects.

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Matteo Frigo

Energy Storage Manager

Matteo holds a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Padua. During the thesis period he had the opportunity to collaborate with Italian universities and CESI for research on distribution networks with distributed generation.

In 2008 he began his professional career at SAET as Project Engineer dealing with the configuration and subsequent commissioning of electrical protections for medium and high voltage systems of power plants and industrial plants.

He has had subsequent experiences as a Project Manager in the field of electrochemical storage systems and as a specialist for energy continuity solutions for some leading companies in the energy sector.

Since 2022 he has held the role of Project Manager for electrochemical storage projects at SAET.

From 2023 he assumes the role of manager of the Energy Storage business unit for the development of the offer and operational management of projects.

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Marco Segala

Custom Solutions Manager

Marco has a degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Padua. 

After joining SAET in 1988, he has acquired organisational and coordination skills for the management of internal and external resources, and for the project management of process automation systems in the industrial field (thermal power stations, steelworks, cement factories, chemicals). He is in charge of project planning development and follow-up (activities, outputs, responsibilities, time and cost control), coordinating the project team in the execution of individual activities. He is the primary contact for clients for the management of scheduled activities up to final testing, for projects in Italy and abroad (Arabia, Egypt, Russia, Belgium, Mexico, Philippines). 

He has held the role of technical office manager, being in charge of technical and commercial offers in the area of automation and storage systems with electrochemical batteries. 

He mentors university students during work and/or research thesis placements, and high-school students during cooperative education projects. 

He currently coordinates Operation & Maintenance activities for HV/MV power stations and substations and electrical storage systems, drawing up technical and economic quotations based on customer specifications and handling financial negotiations until the order is completed. He also manages spare parts and after-sales service and support activities for all SAET business units.

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Carla Fanton

Purchasing Manager

Carla graduated from “P. Scalcerle” language-focused high school in Padua and enrolled in a Bachelor of Foreign Languages and Modern Literature. She later left it for a more stimulating job offer and to try her hand at working as an importer for SAIMA AVANDERO SpA, an international shipping company in Vicenza.

She then worked at PEI SpA in Sarmeola di Rubano (PD), a manufacturer of robotic spot welders; she started out in the International Sales office as a maternity replacement and then found her fit in the Purchasing department.

In 1991, Carla was hired on a permanent basis by SAET SpA in the Purchasing Department, where she honed her skills as a Buyer. However, she did not neglect to combine her practical knowledge with theoretical knowledge, taking part in several professional development courses organised by ADACI (Italian Association of Purchasing and Supply Management) over the years.

For her, these years represented a continuous action-learning experience, which determined her personal and professional growth.

Following the integration of the company into Renantis (formerly Falck Renewables), she was reappointed as Procurement and General Services lead.

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Alessandro Milanetto

Engineering Manager

Alessandro holds the degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Padua.

In 2006 he began his professional career in SAET dealing with the configuration and subsequent commissioning of electrical protections for medium and high voltage systems of power plants and industrial plants.

Subsequently he held the role of Project Engineer and then of Project Manager in projects concerning the supply of high and medium voltage electrical stations.

From 2012 he began to deal mainly with the design of Energy Storage systems at the same time as the development of the specific sector in SAET.

From 2021, following the integration of SAET into Renantis (formerly Falck Renewables), he assumes the role of head of the technical department for the technical development of the contracts acquired.

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Chiara Paolucci

QHSE Manager

Chiara graduated in Electronic Engineering with a focus on Computer Science and Systems Engineering at the University of Padua. 

After graduating, she attended the professional course “Management for the Environment” at BIC Veneto (PD), financed by the European Social Fund. After a brief experience with a scholarship on teleworking and a short collaboration for a study of Safety at Work, she joined SAET in 1997, dealing with the development and certification of the ISO 9001 Quality System and supervising the “Autoqual” ESSI PIE 24143 project, funded by the EEC in 1997-1998, as Project Manager. 

From 2000 to 2012 she worked as Project Manager for a number of Logistics contracts in the postal sector, and then overseeing the spare parts service. 

Since 2010 she has held the position of RSPP (QHSE Manager) at SAET according to Legislative Decree 81/08.

In 2011-2012 she implemented and achieved certification for the Safety System 18001 (with the transition to standard 45001 in 2021) and Environment 14001, for which she is System Manager. 

In 2020 she implemented and achieved certification for the 50001 Energy Management System, the SA8000 Social Accountability System, and the 37001 Anti-Corruption System, and remains in charge of the related company systems. 

At SAET she also oversees the SOA certification (since 2006), the Company Code of Ethics (since 2011) and the GDPR Privacy Management (since 2018).

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Renato Lorgnali

Information Technology & Digital Transformation Manager

Renato graduated in Electronic Engineering from the University of Padua in 1994 with a thesis on the control of a brushless motor with extended Kalman filter. 

After joining SAET in 1996, he worked in the logistics automation sector, creating first-level PLC and Scada control systems and later second-level control systems with object-oriented languages and relational databases. From the start, he was responsible for the company intranet, evolving it to its current configuration, adapting the computer systems to new hardware and software technologies. He continued for some time to develop control systems for thermal power stations, steelworks, cement works, and control systems for power and storage stations. In the meantime he gained decision-making autonomy and developed his organisational skills and expertise in the management of internal and external human resources and project management, coordinating the project team for the construction of process automation systems in the industrial sector. With the development of software and control systems, he provides support in the definition of hardware and software architectures according to customer specifications, from the initial quotation phase up to the commissioning of plants. After sales, it also coordinates the on-call and assistance service for power stations where Operation & Maintenance contracts are active. 

Since 2021, when the company joined Renantis (formerly Falck Renewables), he has continued to lead the company network and software team.

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