Antonio Zamperla Jr, grandson of Zamperla founder Antonio Zamperla, has been appointed as new CEO of the ride manufacturer, taking over the reins from his father Alberto Zamperla.
Formerly the company’s chief innovation officer, Antonio Jr will lead the company as it negotiates the impact of Covid-19 on the attractions industry. “The near future, even following the global pandemic that has hit us, needs extraordinary interventions to be able to change gear, manage the next challenges and push innovation to the maximum,” said Alberto Zamperla.
“My father founded Antonio Zamperla S.p.A. in 1966 and entrusted me with the objective of making our company international. Now it is high time for the third generation to bring the contribution that new technologies and new processes can guarantee to a reality like ours.”
Alongside the promotion of Antonio Jr, the company will also welcome Valerio Ferrari as chief sales officer and Adam Sandy as the new sales and marketing director.
“Antonio will be supported by two out-of-class managers who will make it possible to attain that mixed family and managerial governance model in which we have always believed.”
“We will be ready to ride the recovery after the ongoing pandemic! For fifty years our company has anticipated changes in society and the economy; this is certainly one of our strengths.”