Pessi named CEO of Pirelli Tire North America
Mauro Pessi has been named CEO of Pirelli Tire North America, effective Oct. 1.
Pessi will replace Hugh Pace, who is retiring after having been chairman and CEO of the company for nearly three years. Pace will continue his role as chairman of Pirelli Tire North America through year end 2009.
Pessi has had a long association with Pirelli, most recently having served as vice president of sales and marketing and then CEO, Latin American operations.
He rejoins The Pirelli Group after his departure in 2008 to become CEO at Brembo.