FIMER Group appoints new CEO

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Following the acquisition of ABB’s solar inverter business, the Board of Directors of FIMER Group, a manufacturer of inverter solutions, has announced the appointment of Alessio Facondo as its new chief executive officer, effective immediately.

Filippo Carzaniga has also been appointed Chairman and Member of FIMER’s Board of Directors.

The appointments form part of a broader strategy by the group to strengthen its management team and boost company growth on a global scale.

“I am pleased to welcome Alessio Facondo to the FIMER Group,” Mr Carzaniga, said.

“We want to strengthen our senior team, so that the company is well placed to drive opportunities and growth for the future. Alessio’s international experience and leadership with large and complex organisations, together with his strong entrepreneurial attitude, were key factors in appointing him as CEO.

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“My commitment and involvement in the group will be enhanced and fostered by partnering with Alessio. We will stand shoulder to shoulder on this journey and, as Chairman and member of the Board, I will support value creation for FIMER, driving top line growth and future success.”

Alessio Facondo joins FIMER with an impressive managerial background ,which features, among others, an outstanding transformation of SelexEs Spa which, under his leadership, became overperforming and multi-award winning as a supplier of international companies.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Facondo said, “I am pleased to join FIMER just after the acquisition of ABB’s solar inverter business. It is an exciting new challenge with strong business opportunities in a dynamic market.

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“Together with Filippo Carzaniga and the senior team we will reshape the new FIMER, taking the best from FIMER’s strong heritage and the global strength of our newly acquired business, to create synergies and leverage market opportunities, so that we are well positioned to be the leading industry player.”

In addition, the Board has further strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Carlo Corollo as chief people officer and Corrado Cusaro as group chief financial officer. New expertise from the former ABB solar inverter business has also joined the team including Leonardo Botti as global head of sales and product management, Michael Locher as chief service and warranty officer, Christiane Schumacher as chief marketing and communications officer, Paolo Casini as chief technology officer and Claudio Calabrese as group head of supply chain management.