Yanmar Compact Equipment EMEA has appointed Damiano Violi as its new Managing Director. He joined the business on 1 April.

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Damiano Violi, the new Managing Director Yanmar Compact Equipment EMEA

It was said that Violi will play an instrumental role in the division’s global leadership team, as the company seeks to continue growing internationally and strengthen its position in the compact equipment market.

Over the coming months, Violi will work closely with the leadership team to drive profitability, increase pan-European market share and further enhance brand awareness.

Commenting on his appointment, Violi said, “From the integration of Yanmar Compact Germany (with its historic brand Schaeff), to new organisational structures and the development of a globally-acclaimed product portfolio, this hard work has placed Yanmar in the perfect position to achieve international expansion ambitions, while maintaining its core company values. I’m looking forward to playing a driving role in this.”

Violi’s experience spans operations, project management and commercial roles across several international organisations.

Prior to joining Yanmar, Violi held the position of Industrial Control and Protection Operations Director at Eaton. He has also previously worked for companies including Honeywell and Case New Holland.

Violi succeeds Giuliano Parodi, who returns to his role as CEO of Yanmar Compact Equipment Co. Ltd, having developed the European branch.

Parodi, said, “With the appointment of Damiano, I am confident that we have added a great new member to our growing family.

“This announcement is the next step in our strategic ambition to become a leader in the compact equipment market and I’m looking forward to seeing this happen.”

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