Natuzzi S.p.A. (NYSE:NTZ) today announced that Rossana Berardinelli has been appointed as Chief Finance, Legal & IT Officer of the Natuzzi Group.
“ In a competitive and global marketplace, the Finance, Legal and IT team should help the company in making decisions that maximize profit and generate incremental cash flow. I believe that the Finance, Legal & IT team can support the selling, marketing and manufacturing teams in achieving their objectives, and in developing the business at a worldwide level” said Berardinelli. “I am very excited for this professional opportunity and I know I can count on the strong skills of all team members to help the Natuzzi Group carry on with its usual strength in its role as the ambassador of ‘made-in-Italy’ in the world”.
Before joining the Natuzzi Group, Berardinelli was Senior Finance Director for Terex Port Equipment, a division of Terex Corporation, a manufacturer of industrial equipment. Rossana professional career has evolved in finance with multinational companies, leaders in consumer goods, semi-durable goods and service industries. She holds a degree in Economics, and an MBA from INSEAD. She was also Finance Director at PSA Sinport and at Whirlpool Europe. Prior to these roles, she served in positions of increasing responsibilities at Pillsbury International in the USA and in Brazil, and at Best Foods Europe in different European countries.
About Natuzzi S.p.A.Founded in 1959 by Pasquale Natuzzi, Natuzzi S.p.A. designs and manufactures a broad collection of residential upholstered furniture. With consolidated revenues of EUR 468.8 million in 2012, Natuzzi is Italy’s largest furniture manufacturer. The Natuzzi Group exports its innovative high-quality sofas and armchairs in five continents under separate brand names, Natuzzi Italia, Natuzzi Editions (only for the North American market)/ Leather Editions and Softaly. Cutting-edge design, superior Italian craftsmanship and advanced, vertically integrated manufacturing operations underpin the Company’s market leadership. Natuzzi S.p.A. has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange since May 1993. The Company is ISO 9001 and 14001.