Cefla Finishing Group has promoted Massimo Di Russo to general manager and hired Brent Warren as sales manager.
Di Russo has been with Cefla since 2005, when he was director of operations for Delle Vedove USA (DVS). During the merger of DVS into Cefla North America, “Di Russo provided strategic leadership, strengthening the production pipeline and rebuilding a new management team,” according to the company. He became chief operating officer for the division in 2011 and vice president in 2012.
Before joining Cefla, Di Russo worked as an application engineer at AGM machinery, a glass and stone equipment company. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Polytechnic University of Marche in Italy and a master’s in lean manufacturing from the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland.
Warren, meanwhile, will be responsible for North American sales for the Finishing Group, as well as corporate account management.
Warren was formerly vice president, sales manager and general manager for the Surfaces Division of Bürkle North America, where he specialized in direct technical sales, project management, contract negotiations and distribution management. He also worked as regional sales manager for Lord Corp. and as technical director for Weyerhaeuser.
Warren has a bachelor’s of science degree in wood science and technology from North Carolina State University.