Alpha Metalcraft Group has named Luigi Cazzaniga its director of engineering and program management.

Luigi Cazzaniga

In this role, Cazzaniga will be focused on driving growth in AMG’s core engineering competencies as it pursues new opportunities. Alpha Metalcraft Group, based in Danbury, Connecticut, is a group of manufacturing businesses that provide mission-critical components for aerospace, defense, and medical markets. Its business units include GAR Electroforming, Connecticut Coining, and Gasser.

Cazzaniga previously worked as the general manager of practical automation for the ALINABAL Group. The company is a premier manufacturer of kiosk printer solutions. He also managed the DACO business, providing laser shutter solutions for medical, scientific, and security markets, as well as desiccator devices for the heads-up display (HUD) system for military aircraft.

A Connecticut resident, Cazzaniga also worked with Trident Industrial Inkjet and started his career as a chemical engineer with the Union Carbide Corporation and later, through acquisition, with Dow Chemical.

“Luigi has the training and experience we were looking for in selecting a person for in this role,’’ said Alec Searle, president of AMG. “We believe he will be a valuable asset as we strive to become recognized as the leading manufacturer of products and services via unique metal forming processes.”

Cazzaniga holds a BS from Columbia University in chemical engineering and a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.

AMG provides high-precision capabilities and sophisticated operations to leading OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers serving high-growth and -technology–driven end markets, such as the aerospace, defense, and medical industries.

The company’s core capabilities, such as deep drawing and electroforming, enable it to provide customers with reliable, high-quality, and high-precision components while ensuring customers can achieve critical timelines.

About Alpha Metalcraft Group:

Alpha Metalcraft Group is headquartered in, Danbury, Connecticut, with manufacturing sites in Connecticut (Connecticut Coining, GAR Electroforming) and New York (Gasser). It offers a portfolio of unique metal-forming capabilities to aerospace, defense, and medical-imaging companies, providing drawn, electroformed, machined, ground, polished, and welded components and assemblies. The company brings together more than 2 centuries of experience to serve the global aerospace industry, including OEMs and Tier 1, 2, and 3 suppliers.