NEW YORK-Glassware maker Bormioli Rocco has made additions and changes to its sales team.
Michael Donovan has been promoted to director of sales and marketing. Donovan 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. He succeeds Patrick Accorsi, who left the company to become president of Bodum USA, and reports to Giancarlo Masini, general manager of Bormioli Rocco’s housewares business unit.
“Over the past few years, Mike has been a key component to executing our vision for the North American business,” said Masini. “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. For the past two years Rotunno has overseen Bormioli Rocco’s 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.
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 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 American division.
Rotunno, Conkle, Glass and Sanna all report to Donovan.
“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,” Masini said. “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.”