Francesco de Grossi.

NEW YORK—Gatto USA, part of the Italy-based Gatto Group is expanding its presence in the U.S. market to offer its services to American-based eyewear and accessories companies. Headed by Francesco de Grossi, Gatto USA has a showroom here in Manhattan as well as a service facility in Boonton, N.J. to support customers who are looking to collaborate on packaging and paper products, displays, product cases and visual merchandising for their collections, according to the company.

Gatto Group is a family owned leader specializing in packaging and displays for the optical, cosmetic, jewelry and fashion world, with factories in Northern Italy, Croatia and China. The group works with many leading European eyewear firms and international brands.

De Grossi, who has spent 22 years in the U.S. market working in operations and logistics for a major Italian eyewear company, is charged with broadening the group's presence and works with clients to create innovative communications solutions for brands.

"We can be a trusted partner, and can bring our experience into each step of the development of new items and collections, from a concept's design to engineering, from production to worldwide distribution," he said, adding, "In these challenging times, creative ideas and execution are so important for both suppliers and retail partners." De Grossi can be reached via the Gatto USA showroom in NYC or at the Boonton, N.J. offices.