Last revised: 13 Jul 2012
Chief Technical Officer of Pirelli Tyre and Managing Director
of Pirelli Labs
He was born in Milan on 2nd March 1950.
In 1969 he achieved a high school qualification in Mechanical Engineering from the Istituto Giorgi in Milan.
His career in Pirelli began in 1970 when he entered the Group's tyre Technical Department as assistant technologist for the car business unit.
In 1984 he moved to the Product Department where he acted as Design Manager for various product lines.
He remained in the Product Department until 1995, filling the role of Advanced Development (Europe) and Car Technical Development Manager, as well as Car Product Manager.
In 1997 he entered Pirelli Reifenwerke (Germany) to head the Car Development Centre. His experience in Germany came to an end in 2001 in the German Technical Centre and, more specifically, as Research and Development Manager for car products.
In 2001 he was appointed Product Development Manager and was later also given a role in the Research and Development Department, for the Mirs sector in particular. He was named Research and Development Manager in 2003 and Product Manager (Product Deparment) the following year.
In 2009 he was appointed Pirelli Tyre Product Manager and Manager of Pirelli Labs.
In May of 2010, aside from being confirmed as Head of the Product and Quality Department, he was made Managing Director of Pirelli Labs.
In May 2012 he was appointed Chief Technical Officer for Pirelli Tyre in the Product, Processes, Quality, Motorsport and Original Equipment areas, and was furthermore confirmed in his position as Managing Director of Pirelli Labs.