Diesel names Eraldo Poletto new global CEO
“Diesel, an OTB Group brand, today announces a top management reorganization. Eraldo Poletto will be appointed Global CEO of the brand,” the house said in a terse release.
In a surprise move, Poletto replaces Massimo Piombini, who only joined Diesel in December 2019, after two and a half years as CEO of Balmain
“Massimo Piombini, upon fulfilling the task entrusted to him by Founder and Chairman Renzo Rosso
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Poletto currently holds the position of Diesel CEO for North America and thus has extensive knowledge of the company. The new CEO has 30 years of experience in the luxury and retail industry and has held senior positions throughout his career, including CEO and brand president at footwear brand Stuart WeitzmanTapestrySalvatore FerragamoFurla
In a related move, Donald Kohler has been appointed to succeed Poletto as Diesel CEO for North America. Seen as a seasoned manager, Kohler has held key positions such as president of Burberry
“Diesel extends its sincere thanks to Massimo Piombini and wishes Eraldo Poletto and Donald Kohler the best of luck as they navigate these exciting times the company has been experiencing since creative director Glenn Martens