Luca A. Zerbini has been named CEO of Florida Tile after having worked with the company for less than 2 years. He has held executive positions directly tied to the business development and supply chain management for the company. Previously he was a case team leader at top management consulting firm Bain & Co., and has also managed the supply chain for Hewlett-Packard's European Marketing and Distribution Center.
includes corporate/business unit strategy, marketing strategy, operational
performance improvement, organizational design and alliance/ partnership
management. According to Florida Tile, his emphasis has been on improving the
strategic alignment, marketing and organizational effectiveness of
corporations, especially in the case of partnerships or post-merger
integrations. (The Panaria Group acquired Florida Tile two years ago.) He also
speaks fluent English, French, Italian and Spanish.
In a related
announcement, Florida Tile has announced it has formed an Executive Committee
that will work directly with Zerbini to "drive strategy and enable the
organization to execute its plans swiftly and effectively," the company
Members of the
committee include: Massimo Barbari, exec vp sales and marketing; Bernie
Schwartz, exec VP manufacturing; Luca Setti, who has been promoted to senior
evp branch sales & organization, but will stay on as CFO until March 15;
and Andrea Zanni, who has been named CFO effective March 15.
Florida Tile names new CEO, executive committee
January 29, 2009