Meet the Team
Our success was driven by the ingenuity of our founders and continues under the innovation of our leadership team.
Fernando Verzotto, Co -Founder, CEO
Fernando is a chemical engineer who has pioneered digital advancement in asset integrity software for decades. Graduating from the University of Padua in Italy 1971, he worked for many chemical plants in Italy and abroad until the appearance of personal computers in the early ‘80s – when he and his former partner realized the potential of computer science. In 1989, he met technicians in search of a software for plant inspections management, and he developed for them what would eventually become Antea. It is the official corporate AIM software for ENI in all establishments (upstream, downstream, chemical and power generation). He is the coauthor of several publications about the usage of computer science in NDT and AIM.
Mustapha Mazouzi, President North America
Mustapha is a mechanical engineer with a Masters in Engineering Project Management from Canada. For over 20 years he has lent his creativity and natural management skills to a multitude of industries – working for five years in the manufacturing and transformation industry and then 15 years in oil & gas. He has been integral to the design of many different technology startups, and has been a key player in the evolution of Antea for the past 12 years. In 2017, driven by a passionate vision of the larger potential for Antea in the North American market, Mustapha became a partner of the company and is a driving force behind Antea’s growing success on the international stage.
Floyd Baker, Vice President North America
Floyd Baker is the Vice President for Antea USA. With over 39 years of experience, Floyd provides valuable insight and perspective on digital transformation and the industrial internet of things (IIoT). He is an asset integrity and digital strategies advisor in global communities. He is a revered global keynote speaker on topics of asset integrity management (AIM), risk based inspection (RBI), digital twin, IIoT, and digitalization.
Prior to joining Antea, Floyd served at senior levels for end users of AIM platforms. He has also served about half of his career at executive levels as a strategist/technology driver at companies providing AIM/RBI/Technology services. His background and education are focused on emerging technologies in inspection, mechanical engineering, and materials science.
Franco Gambato, Sales Director
Franco is a software engineer from Italy with over 20 years' experience in the arenas of project management and business development – specifically, with a focus on asset integrity management for the energy sector. He has helped companies such as ENI, Exxon, Sonatrach, Versalis, Pertamina and Bureau Veritas enhance the profitability of their mechanical integrity programs in facilities all over the world, including Europe, USA, Asia, and the Middle East. His reputable experience as a business development executive caught the eye of Antea, where he has been an integral force behind the company’s expansion for over 10 years. As Sales Director of Antea, Franco continues to spearhead the ongoing success of our team and financial viability of all projects.