Management appointments continue Marangoni’s “generational change”

Christoph Frost

Marangoni initiated this changing of the guard several years ago in order, it states, to “ensure the company’s success in facing the new global market challenges of the tyre industry.” According to managing director Dino Maggioni, with the new appointments, the Marangoni Group aims to “bring about a change in the way we operate and conceive leadership.” The following changes took effect 1 February 2017:

Christoph Frost, co-managing director for sales and marketing at Marangoni Retreading Systems Deutschland GmbH since mid-2015, is now sales and marketing director Retreading Systems EMEA (Europe, Middle East, North Africa). He reports to Giuseppe Ferrari, head of the Indirect Retreading business unit, who held this position ad interim until Frost’s appointment.

Matteo Berti will be responsible for the sales and marketing management of the business unit previously known as Retreaded Tyres and now redefined as Direct Retreading (TBR and OTR) and Services. He reports directly to Group managing director Maggioni. Berti joined the Marangoni Group in 2014 as head of Pneusmarket S.p.A.’s Commercial & Industrial tyres division. He replaces Brenno Benaglia, who will retire from the company in April. In a statement, Dino Maggioni expressed his “heartfelt thanks” to Brenno Benaglia for his “excellent work in 39 years of activity, showing management integrity and commitment in the best interest of the company.” Matteo Berti will be directly in charge of two commercial positions: OTR sales EMEA, which has been assigned to Luca Mai, and direct retreading sales and network Italy, assigned to Francesco Capurso.

Giovanni De Bei, 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), a role in which he works in coordination with Marangoni Meccanica’s sales and marketing, reporting to the TRM managing director. He replaces Michele Sanseviero, who will leave Marangoni at the end of February. De Bei retains the position of marketing manager for the Retreading sector ad interim.

Giampaolo Brioschi has been part of the Marangoni Group since 1998 and has held various positions over the years. As of 1 February he is the new Group R&D director. He reports directly to Dino Maggioni. Brioschi, who will retain the position of corporate product manager until a suitable successor is found, replaces Stefano Gaiazzi, who left Marangoni last December.

In addition to his position as R&D manager for pre-cured products, Giuseppe Magistrale has been appointed global product manager Six Sigma and will be involved in the implementation of the Six Sigma approach in all Marangoni processes, starting from product development. In this capacity, Magistrale reports directly to a Steering Committee that is headed by the Group’s CEO and managing director.

On 12 February 2017, Alessandro Villa was appointed manufacturing systems manager, a role in which he reports directly to the CEO and managing director. His duties include supervising industrial investments, approving manufacturing investment projects, optimising production allocations for the Retreading Systems business unit, 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. Alessandro Villa will also be part of the Six Sigma Steering Committee.

“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 decisions made by the management team, enhancing their working skills in a cohesive and integrated team, which values shared results and promotes empowerment at all levels,” states Dino Maggioni. “We can do this because many valuable people have grown together with Marangoni, and we can now benefit greatly from their remarkable expertise at national and international levels and from their creative energy. With this renewed management team, the ambitious goals that we set for ourselves have become tangible and we can pursue innovative business models to seize new market opportunities.”

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