Marcolin Group Appoints Zoppas Its New CEO

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Giovanni Zoppas
LONGARONE, Italy—Marcolin S.p.A. (MCL-IT) said it has appointed Giovanni Zoppas as the company’s new CEO and general manager, effective Feb. 1, 2012.

Zoppas, 53, has a successful track record, the company noted in its announcement. He began his career with Andersen Consulting and then joined the Benetton Group, where he remained for many years serving as financial coordinator and international business controller. General manager of Nordica from 2003 to 2006, he subsequently held the positions of CFO and CEO of the Coin Group, a major European retailer, playing a major role in the achievements of that business. As a member of Coin’s board, he was recently granted the powers of attorney of general manager of the Coin Division.

When Zoppas’s formal appointment as CEO and general manager takes effect in February, Varvaro will resign from such offices but will remain the company’s vice chairman, retaining the related powers. Varvaro will collaborate with the new CEO in managing the company, Marcolin’s statement said, adding that Zoppas does not own any stock in Marcolin S.p.A.