The Marangoni Group has announced a redefinition of its management structure with a series of new appointments, effective February, aimed at furthering the generational change that is currently taking place within the Group and ensuring the company is well positioned to face the new global market challenges of the tyre industry.
Christoph Frost, previously Co-Managing Director for S&M of Marangoni Retreading Systems Deutschland GmbH, is now Sales and Marketing Director Retreading Systems EMEA (Europe, Middle East, North Africa), reporting directly to Giuseppe Ferrari, Head of the Indirect Retreading Business Unit, who has held this position ad interim until now.
Meanwhile, Matteo Berti will be responsible for the Sales and Marketing management of the Business Unit now redefined as Direct Retreading (TBR and OTR) and Services, previously Retreaded Tyres, reporting directly to the Managing Director of the Group, Dino Maggioni. Berti joined the Group in 2014 as head of the Commercial & Industrial tyres division of Pneusmarket S.p.A. He replaces Brenno Benaglia, who will be retiring from the company in April. Matteo Berti will be directly in charge of two commercial positions: OTR Sales EMEA, assigned to Luca Mai, and 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 Sales and Marketing Director of TRM (Tyre Retreading Machinery), reporting directly to the TRM Managing Director, in coordination with the Sales and Marketing of Marangoni Meccanica. De Bei, who will retain the position of Marketing Manager for the Retreading sector ad interim, will replace Michele Sanseviero, who left Marangoni at the end of February.
Also on the move is Giampaolo Brioschi, who has been appointed the new Group R&D Director. Brioschi, who will retain the position of Corporate Product Manager ad interim, replaces Stefano Gaiazzi, who left Marangoni last December.
From 1 February, Giuseppe Magistrale, in addition to his position as R&D Manager for Precured Products, has been operating as Global Project Manager Six Sigma and will be involved in the implementation of the Six Sigma approach in all Marangoni processes, starting from Product Development. Magistrale will report directly to a Steering Committee, headed by the General Manager and Managing Director of the Group.
Finally, on 12 February 2017, Alessandro Villa was appointed Manufacturing Systems Manager and, in this role, he will report directly to the General Manager and Managing Director. His duties will include supervising industrial investments, approving Manufacturing investment projects, optimising production allocations for the Retreading Systems BU, and ensuring coordination of the industrial team with the aim to achieve continuous improvement and functional coordination of maintenance activities in the Group’s plants. Villa will also be part of the Six Sigma Steering Committee.