MEET THE TEAM
President and Navimeteo Founder
Born in Italy in 1961 Gianfranco Meggiorin is the founder and actual President of Navimeteo.
He has been sailing as a captain of sailing yachts in the Mediterranean Sea and across the oceans for several years. He started his marine weather forecasting experience in 1989 at MétéoMer, the French Weather Office directed by Pierre Lasnier and today he is considered to be one of the most experienced Marine Weather Forecasters. Gianfranco Meggiorin wrote several books and achieved many awards for his continuous commitment to a safer navigation.
Born in Italy Fabio Sola is a true sea and sailing enthusiast. He has been working successfully for several big companies in Europe and Far East for many years. In 2012 he joined Navimeteo as share holder and managing director to contribute with his experience the growth of the Company. He is in charge of the Operations.
Ben is a consultant with Navimeteo Ltd.
He grew up in the sailing community of Falmouth and has gained extensive management experience in the international marine industry.Employed for 12 years at the world leading marine equipment manufacturer Lewmar Ltd he was the Product Management, Sales and Marketing Director for the company. He went on to become the Sales and Marketing Director at Camper & Nicholsons Marinas.
Over the last ten years Ben has provided business consultancy to both leisure and commercial marine businesses and organisations in a wide range of sectors, for a number of leading brands including; AkzoNobel, Time Inc., ASV Global Ltd, Green Marine and Spinlock. At Navimeteo Ben is responsible for the development of marine operations projects.
Technical Manager and Senior Forecaster
Born in Italy Daniele Laiosa is a Senior Marine Weather Forecaster and Technical Manager at Navimeteo. Since 2007 he has been working on Navimeteo weather solutions for Ports and Marinas and on software and hardware integration. Daniele Laiosa is a co-founder of Limet, one of the most important weather associations in Italy. He has also developed the Retemet project used to monitor real time coastal conditions, heavy phenomena and floods.
Alessandro Casarino is a senior forecaster working for Navimeteo since 1999. He joined the company after graduating from Marine Geology Faculty from University of Genoa (Italy) and assisted its growth from the very beginning. Thanks to a good sailing knowledge and a vast working experience in the Coast Guard he developed high practical forecasting skills in the shipping and maritime sectors. Being in charge of the coordination of ship routing forecast and maritime works assistance, he also follows the project of co-operation with institutional bodies like the Italian Coast Guard and the Navy. He also runs practical weather courses for Captains, Sailors, Fleet Managers and schools and takes part in numerous conferences and weather briefings.
Administration and Sales
Maura Aringhieri is an Operational Secretary at Navimeteo in charge of Customer relations. Before joining our company as an administrative officer she spent many years working in sales and credit collection. Her professionalism, enthusiasm, and determination to achieve results made her an indispensable part of Navimeteo team. Being an excellent diver she always goes into depth in everything she does.
Salesman and Senior Forecaster
Born in Italy in 1974 Danny Vitri is a Navimeteo Senior Marine Weather Forecaster. He is an aeronautical engineer in charge of marine forecasting for sailing, yachting and cruise routes. Graduated from the University of Reading in the UK he has worked for 10 years at OceanRoute in Aberdeen. In 2007 he came back to Italy bringing his forecasting experience into international Navimeteo services development.
Marine Operations Manager
Tim Sykes is the Marine Operations Manager based in Falmouth.
He works on the development and implementation of technical Metocean solutions, project management and business development.
Having grown up by the sea near Falmouth, Cornwall, he graduated with a Research Masters in Applied Marine Science. He has spent a number of years working as an Oceanographer in the renewable and Oil & Gas industries before moving to project and vessel management.
Tim joined Navimeteo in 2019.
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Engineer and Senior Forecaster
Experienced Marine Weather Forecaster, Gabriele Solari is graduated in Naval & Nautical Design and joined Navimeteo in 2010. He is also in charge of the efficiency and improvement of products and services for ships and ports. As a good mariner he has a specific knowledge of maritime communication solutions, tracking and software data integration.
Born in Italy Daniele Gallo is a Senior Marine Weather Forecaster.
He joined Navimeteo in 2014 after graduating in Atmosferic Physics and Meteorology – University of Bologna – in 2013. He is a member of the ligurian association of meteorology (LIMET), a forecaster for a local radio station and writes articles for the newspaper La Stampa.
Since Kevin Missarelli was a child the sea and the boats were part of his daily life. It all started with rowing: athlete for 15 years at Società Canottieri Sampierdarenesi he became a coach in 2012. After an efficient cooperation with Azimut-Benetti s.p.a. on projecting yacht interior and exterior design, his love for the sea made him graduate from the Yacht Design faculty in Genoa. To continue to cultivate his passion, he approached the marine meteorology through a work experience as a weather forecaster in the Navimeteo team.
Federico Baricchi is a Junior Marine Weather Forecaster.
He works on the ship weather routing for Liners and Port forecast. He handles marine call services and is an expert on weather models’ comparison.
He also writes articles on oceanography and marine weather and is working to constantly improve the weather observations Navimeteo network and tracking solutions for the route optimization of the vessels. Furthermore, Federico is working on an international Navimeteo innovation project for the route optimization and safety at sea.
Business and Financial Consultant
Born in Italy Giuliano Dainese is Navimeteo business and financial consultant. He has been part of the company’s operational program since 2006. He has a specific knowledge in marine and nautical issues, law and international fiscal regulation.