Natuzzi names Umberto Bedini chief operating officer
Furniture Today Staff -- Furniture Today, May 28, 2013
SANTERAMO IN COLLE, Italy — Natuzzi announced that Umberto Bedini has joined the company as chief operations officer of the Natuzzi Group.
Bedini will be in charge of integrating worldwide manufacturing and supply chain processes by simplifying the organizational structures, reducing the complexity, and focusing on a lean enterprise approach, officials said.
The company said his task will be to "bring us to re-engineering the product as well as redefining the product development process to speed up our time to market."
Bedini previously performed key functions at a number of international groups, and since 2004, has been partner and CEO of ECA Consulting, an Italian management consultancy in the field of operations. He has worked with Natuzzi in the past, the company said.
"We are pleased that Umberto decided to cooperate with us again and make his long-lasting experience, gained in international and complex environments, available to our important challenges," said Pasquale Natuzzi, chairman and CEO. "His contribution will be important in achieving the objectives we have set for ourselves."
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