Fincantieri Marine Group announced Wednesday that its current general manager, Marco Galbiati, has been named its new CEO effective July 6. Former CEO Dario Deste will remain with the company president.  Galbiati has been FMG’s general manager since 2018. In this capacity he has been heavily involved in all aspects of the business and its efforts to grow the workforce in support of important commercial and military contracts.  Deste served as FMG’s president and CEO since 2018, and was recently promoted to lead Fincantieri’s naval vessels division. Galbiati began his business career in 1996 with Sapio Group, an Italian market leader in the industrial and medical gases sector, where he served as the group financial controller. 

In 2007, Galbiati joined Fincantieri, where he served in various financial departments and became head of financial planning and controls for the two most prominent business units — naval vessels and cruise ships.

FMG serves commercial and government customers in the U.S., including the Navy and Coast Guard, and maintains three shipyards — Fincantieri Marinette Marine, Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding and Fincantieri ACE Marine — all located on the Great Lakes near Green Bay, Wis.

FMG’s parent company, Fincantieri, is one of the world’s largest and most diverse shipbuilding groups. The company constructs cruise, naval, oil and gas, and offshore wind vessels.