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Morellato Bolsters Management

Matteo Morandi joins Morellato & Sector SpA as general manager of watches and licenses..

MILAN — Italian watch and jewelry group Morellato & Sector SpA continued to bolster its management ranks Monday, appointing Matteo Morandi to the newly created role of general manager of watches and licenses.

Morandi, 39, joins after stints at Oregon Scientific, Swatch Group and Montblanc, and will report to Morellato chairman and chief executive officer Massimo Carraro.

His appointment follows that of former LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton executive Concetta Lanciaux and former Valentino chairman Matteo Marzotto, who joined the board of the Padua, Italy-based firm in July.

“Morandi’s arrival follows the company’s program of strengthening and improving its top management,” Carraro said, adding that he expected Morandi’s contribution to facilitate the group’s ongoing repositioning in the contemporary luxury arena. The watch and jewelry company operates the Morellato, Sector, Philip Watch and Molecole brands, and holds licensing deals for brands including Roberto Cavalli, Miss Sixty, Pirelli PZero and John Galliano.