New CEO takes over at Pirelli Tire North America
Pirelli Tire North America (PTNA) has appointed Gaetano Mannino CEO and president of the company. He will replace Carlo Bianconi, who is retiring from Pirelli after 33 years with Pirelli SpA.
Mannino joined Pirelli's home office in Milan in 1982 in its Diversified Products Division. He moved up to sales director of the Tyre Division in 1993, and in 1994 was appointed director of sales for PTNA.
In 1995, Mannino was named director of operations of Pirelli's North American operations. In 1999 he was named general manager of Pirelli’s Venezuela operations, a position he held until his present post.