New CEO of Rivit 11 May 2023

Rivit Srl, a specialist in blind rivets and riveting tools and part of FERVI Group, has appointed Francesco Montanari as its new CEO. Francesco joined FERVI Group in November 2022, initially serving as general manager of Rivit.

Francesco has a vast experience within international markets, graduating in electronic engineering from the University of Bologna – with several postgraduate executive programs (IMD in Lausanne, MCE in Brussels, SDA-Bocconi in Milan and Profingest in Bologna). He began his work at Andersen Consulting, now Accenture, with periods in the USA, Italy and France, dealing with marketing information systems.

Francesco then joined Datalogic in 1993 as product manager, then moved on to sales management, marketing management, and was then appointed director of marketing & communication. From 2002 to 2005, he was president and general manager of Datalogic France (Paris office), returning then to Bologna in 2005 as director of the mobile computer business unit.

Following the incorporation with PSC Inc, and the subsequent reorganisation of the Datalogic Group in April 2007, he was first appointed general manager and then product and services vice-president of Datalogic Mobile.

From 2012 to 2016, he was vice-president and general manager of the mobile computing business unit of Datalogic ADC, after the incorporation between Datalogic Mobile and Datalogic Scanning.

Within the reorganisation of the group, he was appointed chief marketing officer of Datalogic Spa, with responsibility for all corporate marketing and communications activities of the Datalogic Group.

"It is with great pleasure that I intend to make my experience available to consolidate Rivit's positions on the global market, with the aim of both optimising the approach to the domestic market and to strengthen Rivit’s presence worldwide,” states Francesco Montanari. “We already operate with the two Rivit's subsidiaries in India and Morocco, but we also want to organise a consistent approach to the local needs in all other countries, starting from those already served by Rivit. We start from a company that has been on the market for half a century, already a leader in some sectors, and which we are going to strengthen by working on a mix of products and services, also with external partnerships. The goal is to be even more of a reference point for fastening."

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