The Vitelli family and the Board of Directors of Azimut Benetti SpA have announced the appointment of Marco Valle as the Group’s new CEO. As of September 1, engineer Franco Fusignani will leave responsibility for the Benetti division at the age of 75 and will continue to be part of the Group’s Board of Directors.
Currently in charge of the Azimut division, from September 1st Marco Valle will assume the role of Group CEO with full responsibility for both divisions.
As communicated by the Group, the choice is dictated by the desire to achieve a more direct management of the business, while preserving the specificity and values of each brand.
Paolo Vitelli, Azimut Benetti Group Chairman, commented: “Marco Valle, who joined the company 25 years ago, has the full support of the Vitelli family and the Group’s Board of Directors in this new challenge, which he will no doubt rise to with the same spirit of success that has been a distinctive feature of his work, first as Azimut Yachts sales director and for the last four years as CEO of the Azimut division.
We would like to thank Franco for the great work he has done and continues to do in Benetti, and for his continued future presence in the Group. This continuity is thought to be important to tackle the new challenges of an evolving market and generational change in the current management team.”
(Azimut Benetti: Marco Valle is the new CEO of the group – Barchemagazine.com – May 2020)