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A passion for process operations

We have a passion for process control, helping our customers take advantage of advanced digital solutions.


We started back in 2011, as a small consultancy firm with lots of experience in Oil&Gas and Petrochemical processes but no customers...


We knew that we could provide benefits to our customers and this has always guided our way.


Since those early days in 2011, we have gained trust from many partners, executed hundreds of exciting projects, but still quality is our guiding star.


We are still young but are now a grown-up and mature company. We are working with many major corporations in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.


We have the privilege of working with major O&G and. Petrochem majors like MOH, CEPSA, GS Caltex, Shell, and others.

The passion for process operations is still there and we hope we can help you in your digital transformation journey.



Refinery Processes
  • Crude Distillation Unit

  • Fuel Vacuum Distillation Unit

  • Lube Vacuum Distillation Unit

  • Gas recovery

  • Light End separation

  • HDS Unit

  • Sulfur Unit

  • Isomerization

  • Semi Regen Reformer

  • Continuous Catalytic Reformer

  • Fluid Catalytic Cracking

  • Resid Fluid Catalytic Cracking

  • Hydrocracking Unit

  • Mild Hydrocracking Unit

  • Resid Hydrocracking

  • MTBE

  • ETBE

  • Hydrogen Network

  • Steam Network

  • Blending

  • Propane/propylene Splitter

  • Alkylation Unit

Petrochem and others
  • Ammonia

  • EO/EG

  • NGL

  • Ethylene  (hot zone)

  • Ethylene (cold zone)

  • Polyethylene

  • Butadiene

  • BTX 

  • Sulfolane

  • Aromatic unit

  • VAM

  • Acetic Acid

  • Urea

  • Methanol

Currently optimizing


Million tonnes of crude oil

per year


Million tonnes of Ethylene 

per year


Process Units


Operating Sites


Conversion reactors


Distillation Columns

Management team

Leadership Team

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Filippo Trivella

Managing Director

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Filippo Trivella holds a Master in Chemical Engineering at the University of Pisa.


He has been working in the process control and optimization for the process industry since 1993. 


From 1993 until 2010 Filippo covered different roles in Aspen Technology, including leading more than 120 advanced process control projects for major companies in Europe and the Middle East.

He also served as Business Development Manager for Europe and the Middle East where he participated in the closure of several multi-million euros deals with major companies.

From 2008 until 2010 he was the Director of Professional Services for both the advanced process control and engineering divisions at AspenTech. 

Filippo is one of the founders of Alpha Process Control and is managing the Company. He still is significantly involved in business development and project execution activities.


Maurizio Rossi

Technical Manager

Maurizio holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pisa, Italy.

He started his professional career in plant operations with Huntsman Tioxide (now Sabic) where he had the role of process and control engineer.

In 2006 he joined AspenTech where he took part in several advanced process control projects in the refining and petrochemical areas. He soon demonstrated his strong technical background becoming a project leader in 2008.


From 2008 to 2011 he led increasingly complex projects, including hydrocracking, crude units, and full ethylene plants.

A co-founder of Alpha Process Control he covers the role of technical manager with the responsibility of the execution of the projects according to the high-quality standards of the Company.


Alessandro Brambilla

Senior Partner

Alessandro Brambilla has been working in process control and optimization of the process industry for more than 40 years.

Professor at the Chemical Engineering department at the University of Pisa, he taught Process Control and Chemical Reactor Engineering, where an average of 70 engineers per year are trained in the use of the most common industrial packages.


He has covered multiple roles in his academic career including Head of the Chemical Engineering Department and Director of the Chemical Engineering Major.

In 1981 ha founded Contas Process Control Srl, which became a leading Company in advanced process control in Italy, providing services to major companies like ENI.


In 1998 Contas Process Control was acquired by Aspen Technology and until 2011 Alessandro was a senior advisor where he ensured that best practices were applied in the projects executed in Europe and the Middle East.

Alessandro is a founder of Alpha Process Control Srl and gives advice and guidance on business development and project execution activities.


Michela Montesi

Operations Manager

Michela graduated in Chemical Engineering in 1992 from the University of Pisa, Italy.

She was a contract researcher at the university in the area of process control and dynamic simulation.


She joined Contas Process Control srl in 1995 where she worked mainly in the area of process simulation and inferential development.

Since 1998 when Contas was acquired by AspenTech she worked on more than 250 projects in Europe and the Middle East, developing steady-state and dynamic simulations and inferential measurements on the refining and petrochemical industry until 2010.

A founder of Alpha Process Control, she is now covering the role of Operations Manager, managing project financials, and ensuring that the Company operating objectives are met.


She is still involved in giving guidance to the teams in developing inferentials and process simulations.


Francesca Maggesi

APC Team Leader

Francesca graduated in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pisa, Italy in 2010.

She started her professional career in Project Engineering for CTP Tecnologie Di Processo, where she worked in the team involved in designing pharmaceutical plants.

She joined Alpha Process Control in 2012 and she took part in several advanced process control projects in refining and petrochemical areas.

From 2017 she covers the role of APC Team Leader with the responsibility of coordinating and overseeing the APC team involved in every company project.


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Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) helps industrial customers around the world operate safe, reliable, efficient, sustainable and more profitable facilities. HPS offers leading technologies from the plant floor to the boardroom as well as comprehensive lifecycle services that help to ensure more productive and stable operations. A business unit of Honeywell International, HPS has pioneered process automation control for more than 40 years with a continuous evolution from legacy process control systems to today’s leading innovations such as Experion® PKS, protecting our customers’ investments in automation assets.

Alpha has been collaborating with Honeywell since 2013 and our engineers have a deep knowledge of all the Profit Suite software and technology.


inmation was founded in 2013 by a team of which has worked together over 20 years integrating and productizing industrial systems software.  The company is based in Cologne, Germany. inmation is a single software solution that unites data sources across the enterprise and enables multiple use cases including predictive maintenance, real-time quality monitoring and any device, mobile-first dashboards.

Alpha cooperates with inmation to connect its software products and solution to the plant floor.

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