MILAN — Marcolin SpA said Wednesday it has appointed Giovanni Zoppas as chief executive officer and general manager, effective Feb. 1.

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Hailing from Benetton Group and Nordica, Zoppas, aged 53, was previously chief financial officer and ceo of Coin Group.

“I am convinced that Giovanni Zoppas is a consummate manager with vast experience,” stated current vice chairman and ceo Vito Varvaro, who will retain his post as vice chairman.

Listed on the Milan Stock Exchange, Marcolin produces and distributes eyewear collections for brands ranging from Diesel, Dsquared2, Tod’s and Hogan, to John Galliano, Roberto Cavalli, Kenneth Cole and Tom Ford, in addition to its own Marcolin and Web lines.

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