Giovanni D'Aliesio
Director of Business Development at MDA


Mr. Giovanni D’Aliesio joined MDA in 1999 as a Digital Engineer. During his first decade with MDA, Mr. D’Aliesio worked on many of the electronics designs on Canada’s flagship space programs. From PCB and FPGA design to lead unit engineer, Mr. D’Aliesio was involved in the end-to-end electronics design cycle from design and qualification to testing and in-orbit operations. Over the last 13 years he has worked in the front end of the business as Product Development Manager, Director of New Business and currently as the Director of Business Development.

During his time as an engineer, Giovanni worked primarily on electronic units for the International Space Station. He has lead projects for the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM), Space Station Remote Manipulator System (Canadarm2), Robotics Workstation (RWS), Microgravity Vibration Isolation System (MVIS), as well as the S-band (ACRFG) and Ku-band (SGANT) communication systems. Giovanni has held various roles on each of these programs including design engineer, test engineer, and lead engineer. Mr. D’Aliesio was the lead unit engineer on the Antenna Pointing Mechanism Electronics (APME) used on the O3b satellite constellation and the lead unit engineer on the Payload Interface Unit (PIU) used on the AM5/6 satellites.
In 2011, Mr. D’Aliesio became the Electronics Product Manager responsible for generating new business in the space electronics market and developing solutions to customers’ electronics needs. During this time, Giovanni was also responsible for managing electronics R&D projects and overseeing the development of new electronic products in order to meet advancements in customer requirements. As a result, MDA developed key technologies in avionics, digital signal processing and motor control which enabled many key missions and customers from around the globe. In 2019, Mr. D’Aliesio became the Director of New Business, Electronics, responsible for the front end of the business for all electronics bids and proposals.

As of 2021, Mr. D’Aliesio is the Director of Business Development, responsible for major key accounts and business development covering all of Satellite Systems.