Marco Zancolò is the new Head of the Franke Coffee Systems division,

From this month, Marco Zancolò is the new Head of the Franke Coffee Systems division, becoming at the same tine a member of the Group Management. He succeeds Thomas P. Meier, who left the company of his own accord in March this year.
Zancolò, 53-year old Italian, previously worked for Nespresso, where he started out as the B2B Commercial Director in Germany 16 years ago and strongly expanded the B2B business. He then took on various key positions in management at Nespresso, including at Headquarters, where he successful managed key strategic sales projects. Most recently, he was responsible as Head of Zone Europe, which is the market region with the highest turnover. Before that, he was a project manager at Boston Consulting Group and a member of the Board of Management at Feria Internationale Reisen GmbH. Marco Zancolò has a degree in engineering from the Technical University of Munich in Germany and an MBA from the IMD Business School in Lausanne in Switzerland.
«I am delighted that we have been able to fill this important position so perfectly – explains Patrik Wohlhauser, CEO of the Franke Group -. Marco Zancolò is a manager with international experience and boasts excellent leadership and organizational skills. He has in-depth knowledge and many years of experience in sales and marketing in the coffee industry, particularly in the B2B business. He will focus in particular on the further development of our digital efforts and achieving growth targets in the North American and Asian markets. He succeeds Thomas P. Meier, who left the company of his own accord in March this year.
Zancolò, 53-year old Italian, previously worked for Nespresso, where he started out as the B2B Commercial Director in Germany 16 years ago and strongly expanded the B2B business. He then took on various key positions in management at Nespresso, including at Headquarters, where he successful managed key strategic sales projects. Most recently, he was responsible as Head of Zone Europe, which is the market region with the highest turnover. Before that, he was a project manager at Boston Consulting Group and a member of the Board of Management at Feria Internationale Reisen GmbH. Marco Zancolò has a degree in engineering from the Technical University of Munich in Germany and an MBA from the IMD Business School in Lausanne in Switzerland.
«I am delighted that we have been able to fill this important position so perfectly – explains Patrik Wohlhauser, CEO of the Franke Group -. Marco Zancolò is a manager with international experience and boasts excellent leadership and organizational skills. He has in-depth knowledge and many years of experience in sales and marketing in the coffee industry, particularly in the B2B business. He will focus in particular on the further development of our digital efforts and achieving growth targets in the North American and Asian markets.

Franke Group acquired a majority stake in Italian coffee machine manufacturer Dalla Corte

Swiss Franke Group acquired a majority stake in Italian coffee machine manufacturer Dalla Corte at the end of June.

The Milan-based Dalla Corte produces traditional portafilter espresso machines in the premium segment for private and professional use. The company was founded by the Dalla Corte family in 2001 and is known for its multi-boiler technology – developed and patented in the same year – which Franke calls a benchmark for the semi-automatic espresso machine sector.

Changing in the Franke Board

The General Meeting of Franke Holding AG named three new members to the Board of Directors of the Franke Group: Alexander Pieper, Patrick Naef and Dr. Michael Reinhard. The Chairman, Thomas A. Erb, and two other members will resign at the Ordinary General Meeting in spring 2019. Christian Mäder will become the new Chairman, and Alexander Pieper the new Vice Chairman, succeeding respectively Thomas A. Erb and Michael Pieper, Alexander’s father.

Alexander Pieper

The changes will lead to a rejuvenation of the Board of Directors, and the appointment of Alexander Pieper will ensure the long-term succession of the owner family.

Patrick Neaf

Patrick Naef and Dr. Michael Reinhard – commented Michael Pieper, owner and CEO of the Artemis Group – will provide international experience and important industry knowledge from different areas. Michael Reinhard is experienced marketing, sales and operation expert.

Michael Reinhard

Patrick Naef is an IT expert with a wealth of experience, who is very familiar with current digital challenges. With them we are strengthening the skills set and specialist knowledge of the board of directors in strategically important areas. I am also pleased that with Christian Mäder and my son, Alexander Pieper we have been able to fill the position of Chairman and Vice Chairman with two people from within our own company.