Rovereto, Italy – Italian Marangoni Group has seen a “high turnover” in management positions since the beginning of February as part of its “generational change”, the company announced 22 Feb.
Marangoni launches major reshuffle in management
Among the key changes is the appointment of Giampaolo Brioschi as the group R&D director, effective 1 Feb. Replacing Stefano Gaiazzi, who left Marangoni last December, he will also retain the position of corporate product manager ad interim.
Brioschi joined the Marangoni group in 1998 and has held various positions, including product management from 2010 to 2015 at Marangoni Tread North America and, since 2015, in Italy.
In what appears to be a new strategy by Marangoni, the company has appointed Giuseppe Magistrale, as global project manager Six Sigma, to implement the Six Sigma approach in all Marangoni processes. The implementation will start from product development. Magistrale will concurrently hold his previous position as R&D manager for pre-cured products.
Some of the other changes were in the sales and marketing (S&M) units including the appointment of Christoph Frost as sales and marketing director Retreading Systems EMEA (Europe, Middle East, North Africa). Frost was previously co-managing director for S&M of Marangoni Retreading Systems Deutschland GmbH since mid-2015.
The company has also redefined its previously Retreaded Tyres business unit to Direct Retreading (TBR and OTR) and Services. Matteo Berti, who joined the group in 2014 as head of the Commercial & Industrial tires division of Pneusmarket SpA, will be responsible for the S&M management of the business unit.
Replacing Brenno Benaglia, Berti will be directly in charge of two commercial positions: OTR sales EMEA, assigned to Luca Mai; Direct Retreading sales and network Italy, assigned to Francesco Capurso.
Giovanni De Bei, who has been marketing manager for the Retreading and Industrial Units since 2009, has taken on the role of S&M director of TRM (Tyre Retreading Machinery). De Bei, who will retain the position of marketing manager for the Retreading sector ad interim, will replace Michele Sanseviero, whowill be leaving Marangoni at the end of February.
"This managerial turnover is meant to bring about a change in the way we operate and conceive leadership, giving these talented people the chance to have a more direct influence on the decision making,” said Dino Maggioni, managing director of the Marangoni group.