Pirondini to leave Pirelli
When Pirelli’s Board of Directors approved a number of changes to the company’s management structure yesterday, it confirmed that position of chief commercial officer will no longer be required. The position will disappear from Pirelli’s management structure at the end of this year and the incumbent chief commercial officer, Andrea Pirondini, will leave Pirelli.
“The chairman and Board of Directors wish to convey their deepest thanks to him for his fruitful work,” wrote Pirelli in a statement on 26 September.
Pirondini’s career with the Pirelli Group began in 1989 in the UK in the company’s tyre business. In Pirelli Ltd he worked first in Administration and Control and afterwards in Supply Chain, focusing on planning and availability management. In 1993, he returned to Pirelli’s Milan headquarters, where he was first in charge of planning and integration within Tyre Sector Supply Chain and Logistics, before being appointed to the role of IT director for Pirelli’s tyre business in 2000. He took on a position within Pirelli Cables and Systems in 2002 and two years later was appointed director of the company’s Steelcord business unit.
In 2006, he moved to Turkey, where he worked on the start up of the Motorsport Manufacturing Unit, and in addition to his Turkish position was appointed director of Pirelli Tyre’s Truck business unit and country manager for Egypt. A move to Moscow followed in 2011, and there Pirondini worked on the acquisition of the two Russian factories Pirelli now owns, managing the initiatives that led to the signature of the JV agreement.
In 2012 May he was appointed chief commercial officer of Pirelli Tyre S.p.A.