Maurizio Roman will start on March 1 as global supply chain, logistics and production operations officer at Safilo. He will report directly to the chief executive, Roberto Vedovotto. Roman was general manager in charge of development and product strategy at Piaggio, the big Italian producer of motorcycles and light vehicles. Previously, he worked as chief executive at Technogym and Ferretti Yachts, as general manager at Fabbrica d'Armi Pietro Beretta and as general manager in charge of operations at Benetton SportSystem.