Marco Marini was appointed managing director of Merloni Elettrodomestici UK, following the promotion of Marco Milani to CEO of Merloni Elettrodomestici Group in Italy. Mr. Marini is currently the UK operation's chief financial officer (CFO).
Mr. Marini joined Merloni in 1994 and his European management experience includes working in France, Italy, and Germany, as well as the UK. He held a number of financial roles within Merloni, including West Europe Controller.
Merloni is said to be the biggest white goods manufacturer in the UK, with 6,000 employees in four factories in Yate (Bristol), Peterborough, Blythe Bridge (Staffordshire), and Kinmel Park (North Wales). Merloni produces refrigerator/freezers, cookers, washing machines, and dryers in the UK under brand names Hotpoint, Indesit, and Cannon. It also operates a 1,600-employee customer services team.
''I am looking forward to continuing the great work done in the UK so far," Mr. Marini said. "Now that the integration of Merloni UK is complete, we will concentrate on continuing to deliver excellent product and service, day after day, to ensure that we reinforce our market leadership in the UK."
He added, ''The UK white goods market is the biggest in Europe and I am pleased that I will continue to work with the excellent management team and employees we have in the UK.''
''It is good news for customers, it is good news for staff and it is good news for shareholders as Marco will continue to develop our UK operations in to world class facilities," said Merloni CEO Marco Milani. "We have an excellent team in the UK who are experts of this unique market. Marco's appointment is testament to his intimate knowledge of the UK and how best to service our customers.''
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