Ugo Gobbato

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Ugo Gobbato (Volpago del Montello, 16 July 1888 – Milan, 28 April 1945) was an Italian engineer and Managing Director of Alfa Romeo between 1933 to 1945. He studied in Germany where he graduated in mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Zwickau in Saxony. After having fulfilled his military service between 1915 and 1918,[1] he was hired to Fiat becoming the first director of the Lingotto factory. From 1929 to 1931, followed by the construction Fiat factories in Germany and Spain and again in 1931, by direct appointment of Senator Agnelli, he was entrusted with the construction of the factory in Moscow, a city where he lived for over two years. He was back in Italy in 1933, and the government and the IRI gave him a task to reorganize the ' Alfa Romeo, which was in bankruptcy. He was assassinated in Milan on April 28, 1945, immediately after the war.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Ugo Gobbato". quattroruote.it. 2009. Retrieved 2011-01-03.