As part of its ongoing restructuring process to 'simplify and speed up decision making processes', Azimut Yachts has appointed Alberto Morelli as its chief manufacturing and operations officer.
Morelli will be responsible for the technical, production, purchasing, and quality control areas; he will report directly to Ferruccio Luppi, CEO of Azimut Yachts and Azimut Benetti Group.
Morelli will oversee the technical, production, and purchasing departments' directors, Alessandro Rossi, Stefano Simonetti (who will head the Avigliana facility), and Francesco Nannetti, respectively.
In addition, the production facilities in Fano, Savona, Viareggio, and Brasile have been placed under single management and coordination and entrusted to Paolo Sterza. Sterza will apply his industry and company experience to running the non-central production facilities throughout Italy and internationally.
Alberto Morelli is an engineer with extensive experience in international automotive companies. He has held important manufacturing positions in Italy and abroad. He has also participated in the 'World Class Manufacturing' programme.

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