Vagner Finelli

Vagner Finelli

President, Fastening Systems
Howmet Aerospace

Vagner Finelli is President of Fastening Systems, which produces aerospace and industrial fasteners, latches, bearings, fluid fittings and installation tools. A leading producer of highly engineered aerospace fasteners with a broad range of fastening systems, the segment also supplies the commercial transportation, renewable, and material handling industries. The business’s high-tech, multi-material fastening systems are found nose to tail on commercial and military aircraft,
as well as on jet engines, industrial gas turbines, automobiles, commercial transportation vehicles, wind turbines, solar power systems, and construction and industrial equipment.

Vagner joined Howmet Aerospace as President, Howmet Fastening Systems, in May 2023. Prior to joining Howmet, he was with Sigma Engineered Solutions as President and CEO. Sigma is a global manufacturer of complex metal castings and stampings, serving multiple industries including fluid motion and controls, aerospace, automotive, and medical.

Prior to Sigma, he worked for Precision Castparts as President of different divisions including Engineered Products, Fasteners, Forgings, Aerostructures, and Industrial Products. He also worked for the automotive industry including Lear Corporation for 14 years in roles of increased responsibility from Plant Manager up to Managing Director of the South America region. During his tenure at Lear Corporation, he worked in different areas including Operations, Engineering, Program Management, Sales, and Supply Chain.  Before joining Lear, he held various positions in manufacturing and supply chain management for Textron and Unilever.

Vagner holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from São Paulo State University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Michigan State University, with honors from the Beta Gamma Sigma Society.