MILAN — Marcolin Group‘s board of directors and its current chief executive officer and general manager Massimo Renon have mutually agreed to terminate his contract, the Longarone, Italy-based eyewear company said Monday.
Effective from April 14, Renon will exit the firm he first joined in 2017 as worldwide commercial general manager. As reported, after 10 months he was promoted to helm the company, succeeding Giovanni Zoppas, who was appointed executive vice chairman of the eyewear-maker and ceo of Thélios, the joint venture between Marcolin and LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.
Marcolin’s portfolio of labels comprises around 30 brands, ranging from Tom Ford, Moncler and Ermenegildo Zegna to Tod’s, Swarovski, Guess and Diesel, to name a few.
Marcolin Group has not yet named a successor to Renon, while in April the executive will be headed to the Benetton Group, as the fashion company confirmed Monday that he has been named its ceo.
Renon joined Marcolin from the eyewear division of Kering Group. Prior to that, he was Safilo’s head of business for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. While he also counts a stint at the Ferrari team in Maranello, Italy, Renon developed his career at Luxottica, which he joined in 2000 and left after a decade, rising to the role of director of the New Europe Region, after being responsible for Belgium, Turkey and North Europe.
He studied political science with a specialization in business management at SDA Bocconi and at New York’s Columbia University. His first job was at Giacomelli Sport, where he managed the opening and expansion of the retail stores in the Italian market.