Bormioli Rocco has named Michael Donovan director/sales and marketing. As previously reported, Patrick Accorsi, who was formerly in the role, is now president and general manager of Bodum USA.
Donovan had previously served as national sales manager/major accounts for Bormioli Rocco North America since 2012. In his new role, Donovan will be responsible for overseeing the company’s sales and marketing efforts in the U.S. and Canada, the company noted.
Prior to Bormioli Rocco, Donovan was a national sales manager at Stanley Black & Decker for its Home Depot division.
“Over the past few years, Mike has been a key component to executing our vision for the North American business,” said Giancarlo Masini, GM/Bormioli Rocco’s housewares business unit. “His results-driven sales and management approach will ensure we stay on a path for growth in this critical market.”
National sales managers Katherine Rotunno and Lisa Conkle will manage major accounts moving forward, the company noted. For the past two years, Rotunno has overseen Bormioli Rocco’s vast network of independent accounts across the U.S. Conkle has managed the company’s business to business and food service accounts since 2013 and will continue to do so in conjunction with her new responsibilities.
A new addition to the team, Shelby Glass has been hired as a national sales manager to oversee all national independent accounts and will assume responsibilities on June 30. Glass comes with four years of experience in the housewares industry, most recently as a national account manager at Full Circle Home LLC and previously at Bodum USA.
Pierfrancesca Sanna has been named project and brand development manager. Sanna has been with Bormioli Rocco for five years, previously as a product manager at company headquarters in Italy and most recently as marketing manager of the North America division.
“In 2012 and 2013, Bormioli Rocco North America achieved record setting sales growth and each of these individuals played an important role in that success,” Mansini noted. “Our new team structure acknowledges our growing business and demonstrates our ability to develop strong talent from within, while positioning Bormioli Rocco for continued success in the near and long-term.”