The CEO of Panaria Group Giuliano Pini and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Florida Tile Emilio Mussini announced today an important organizational change aimed at better supporting the long-term strategy of the company. Florida Tile aims at becoming the most recognized and valuable brand in the ceramic tile and stone business both in trade and in retail, targeted at the traditional and aspirational mid/high-end customer segments of the US market.
In order to drive this strategy and enable the organization to execute its plans swiftly and effectively, effective today Luca Zerbini has been named Chief Executive Officer of Florida Tile. He will report to the Board of Directors.
Effective today (unless otherwise indicated), an Executive Committee will cooperate directly with the CEO:
The Executive Committee will be in charge of supporting decision making, executing Florida Tile’s strategy and managing its day-to-day operations.
Massimo Barbari’s team will continue focusing on Distributors Sales, Business Development, Marketing and New Product Development.
Bernie Schwartz will keep driving Manufacturing, Research and Development and the continuous investments of Panaria Group to expand Florida Tile production capabilities.
Luca Setti’s team will concentrate on streamlining the Florida Tile Branch organization to make it even more successful.
Andrea Zanni will be in charge of all the financial and administrative activities of the company, having recently joined the company from a competitor.
The full organizational chart of Florida Tile effective January 12th 2009 is enclosed and it has been approved by the CEO and by the Florida Tile Board.