Bormioli Rocco has appointed Riccardo Garré as new Chairman.

Riccardo brings with him 26 years’ successful experience across various heavy industries, including glass manufacturing.

Riccardo is currently CEO of European merchant steel bar producer Beltrame Group.

Riccardo worked for nine years (2000-2009) at Saint Gobain. He initially served as General Manager of the Global Division producing toughened glass for home appliances, afterwards as CEO of Saint Gobain Glass Italia, and lastly as General Manager of Saint Gobain Glass France.

Riccardo holds a degree in Physics from University of Pisa. He speaks Italian, English and French.

Julian Mash, non-Executive Vice Chairman of Bormioli Rocco, said: “He brings a wealth of international experience across the manufacturing sector and has a track record of creating growth in the businesses he leads.

“I look forward to working with Riccardo in the development of Bormioli. I have no doubt he will play a significant role in helping the company to take advantage of the many opportunities that lie ahead.”