Pirelli appoints Paolo Ferrari NAFTA region chairman, CEO
Pirelli has appointed Paolo Ferrari as chairman and chief executive officer of Pirelli’s NAFTA region. He will be tasked with driving the group’s growth and further strengthening its commitment to its US, Canadian and Mexican operations, according to a Pirelli statement. Matteo Battaini will focus on the role of NAFTA region chief operations officer.
Ferrari, a new arrival at the Italian manufacturer, joins from the Telecom Italia Group where he headed M&A and international business development, among other roles. Ferrari has also held investment banking and consulting positions. His experience in cross-border management and expertise in leading multinational operations were thought to make him the person to increase Pirelli’s growth in the region.
Battaini’s 20 year experience in Pirelli and strong background in demand planning, supply chain and product management will prove essential in overseeing and maximising the region’s operations in support of its aggressive growth plan, according to the manufacturer.