Pirelli Tire North America Inc. is searching for a new chief commercial officer for the NAFTA region. The company says Riccardo Cichi is leaving Pirelli effective Feb. 24 to pursue personal interests.

In a statement the company said it "wishes to thank Riccardo for his significant contribution to the company results and development during his 27 years of service."

NAFTA Chairman and CEO Pierluigi Dinelli will add the interim the role of chief commercial officer to ensure continuity in commercial activities, the company says. Dinelli will be supported by Vice President of Sales Gary Midkiff and Vice President of Marketing Mirella Cielo.