Research & Development Manager
Vittorio Bologna is the Research and Development Manager for Riddell. He leads a team of Designers and Engineers charged with designing and developing innovative football helmets and football equipment that better protect the athlete. Vittorio’s portfolio includes some of the most iconic and innovative helmets in football which include the Revolution Speed, Riddell SpeedFlex, SpeedFlex Precision and Riddell’s latest innovation the SpeedFlex Precision Diamond, a helmet that uses a 3D scan of a player’s head to create a custom 3D printed liner system by Carbon.
A graduate of the Carleton University School of Industrial Design, Vittorio got his professional start in R&D with Reebok Hockey where he held multiple Lead Design positions designing and developing hockey helmets and protective equipment. Vittorio joined Riddell in 2005; he holds numerous patents on behalf of Riddell and has spent the last 14 years passionately working to make football safer.