Marcolin appoints former automobile head as CEO
Marcolin Group has named Fabrizio Curci as its new CEO and managing director and he will start his new role on June 22. Curci succeeds Massimo Renon, who left the Italian eyewear manufacturer in April to take up the role of CEO at Benetton.
The Italian eyewear business, which is owned by the PAI investment fund and also created Thelios in 2017 as a joint venture with LVMH, has chosen to look beyond the world of eyewear to find its new leader. Originally from Puglia, Italy and an economics and management graduate from the Milanese graduate school SDA Bocconi, 47 year old executive Curci began his career at the office automation business Olivetti Tecnost before building his entire career in the automobile sector.
In 2004, Curci joined Faimm, a supplier of components for car manufacturers where he became the marketing, communications, and sales director before joining the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles group in 2007. Curci held various positions at FCA including the role of brand manager for Alfa Romeo for the EMEA region which he held until 2017.
Three years ago, Curci changed sectors within the business and transferred to Fiera Milano, the organiser of fairs and large-scale events in Milan, where he held the position of CEO and managing director.
“He is an expert manager with vast and considerable international experience in various sectors,” said the eyewear group’s president Vittorio Levi in a statement. “Fabrizio will guide Marcolin Group on a journey in synergy with its strategy and with the objective of consolidating its global leadership in the eyewear segment.” Marcolin Group counts licences for numerous brands in its portfolio including Tom Ford, Adidas Sport, Moncler, Ermenegildo Zegna, Tod's, Emilio Pucci, Dsquared2, Guess, and Diesel.
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