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Azimut-Benetti Names CMO

1_Azimut-Benetti_Mario Gornati

The Azimut-Benetti Group announced in a statement that it appointed Mario Gornati chief marketing officer.

Gornati has more than two decades of experience in the luxury goods and yachting segments, the last 15 in various leadership roles with Sanlorenzo. He will report to CEO Marco Valle.

“I have always thought very highly of Mario Gornati, and I’m glad he has joined our team,” vice president Giovanna Vitelli said in the statement. “I’m sure that with Mario, we’ll keep up with this successful journey.”

Referring to Azimut-Benetti as the “world’s leading yacht builder,” Gornati said he is up for the challenges of his new position.

“[This is] a new experience I will embrace with the utmost enthusiasm and the deepest respect for two brands — Azimut and Benetti — that have written the history of this industry and continue to plot its course,” Gornati said.

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