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New Prysmian structure: Energy Sector and Energy Products


December 20, 2013
By Anthony Capkun

December 20, 2013 – Prysmian Group, a global player in energy and telecom cables, revealed a new organizational structure and management appointments with the goal of “stimulating the group’s growth strategy and of anticipating market developments by aiming to further improve its focus on customer service”.

Fabio Romeo, currently executive vice-president of the Energy Business, will take responsibility for Corporate Strategy and Development with the mission of giving further impetus to the group’s growth.

Andrea Pirondini is joining Prysmian Group as COO. Pirondini’s particular mission will be to accelerate the development of quality and customer service, to redesign the industrial footprint by improving its performances, and optimize procurement.

Frank Dorjee, currently chief strategy officer, will leave the group as of January 1, 2014, while continuing to act as a senior advisor.

Within the Energy Sector, the group identifies two different business areas:

Energy Projects, which groups together the following businesses: High-Voltage & Submarine and SURF (products and services for offshore oil production). Responsibility for the Energy Projects area is being assumed by Massimo Battaini, currently the group’s COO.

Energy Products, which groups together the different product segments/applications: Energy & Infrastructure (T&I ePD), Oil & Gas, Elevators, Automotive, Network Components, Specialties & OEM, and Industrial. Responsibility for the Energy Products area is being assumed by Hans Nieman, currently CEO of Prysmian Germany.

Philippe Vanhille remains in charge of Telecom (Telecom Solutions, Multimedia Solutions, Optical Fiber).

“Our group offers the widest existing range of products and technologies in the energy and telecom cables industry,” explained CEO Valerio Battista. “With the new organizational structure, we aim to exploit the full potential of our organization in every market displaying growth opportunities by further enhancing our customer closeness by anticipating their needs.”