Peretta was given a diploma from Tecnico Industriale Statale Antonio Meucci in 1970.
Peretta began his career as a test engineer at Sintelco in 1970 and had held the position for a year. In 1974, he was appointed a project engineer at Rockwell Collins. Then in 1985, Amedeo became a progressive manager at the same company. Also he served as a service manager at Rockwell Collins from 1987 to 1990.
In 1990, Peretta took a position of a technical manager and service contract and commissioning manager at Rohde & Schwarz Italia, where he worked until 2008.
On September 15, 1979 Amedeo Peretta married Rita Cirulli. They have two children.