Andrene is the General Counsel at Piaggio Fast Forward where she is responsible for directing and overseeing all corporate legal matters.
Her broad legal experience includes corporate law, securities law, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, compliance, employment and litigation. She served as Senior Director, Senior Counsel at Insulet Corporation from October 2016 to March 2019, where she provided legal guidance relating to clinical trials, new product development, complex commercial transactions, regulatory issues, market access and customer service.
Previously she was Associate General Counsel & Privacy Director at ModusLink Corporation, where her responsibilities included handling complex commercial transactions, human resources, corporate governance, and data privacy. She began her legal career at Goodwin Procter LLP where she was an Associate in the corporate department and represented public and private companies on various corporate matters. She received a B.A., cum laude, in Business Management and International Business from Florida International University and a J.D. from Howard University School of Law.
VP of Brand
As the VP of Brand, Dieter oversees the consistent implementation of PFF's brand across all product and consumer touchpoints. He joined PFF from Cast Collective, a Boston-based design, innovation and technology consulting collective, where he served as transformation catalyst, working with brands including Puma, VF, and Everybody Fights. Dieter received his degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University in Munich, Germany, and his MBA from George Fox University in Portland, Oregon. His lifelong passion for design is reflected in his years-long experience in the Computer Aided Design industry and working for one of the leading US innovation and branding firms in Portland, Oregon. In Germany he led his own design company working with major European brands.
Dieter also taught Design Thinking and has led many workshops at colleges in and around Boston. He is especially passionate about using play-based methodologies in a professional environment. One of his favorite tools is LEGO Serious Play.
As a member of MIT Solve, he mentors startups that solve global social innovation challenges.
Outside of work, Dieter enjoys fitness activities including running and Bikram yoga. He is a legacy runner of the Chicago Marathon and a passionate weekend bread baker.
VP of Communications and PR
Elizabeth joins Piaggio Fast Forward as Vice President, Communications and PR. She is a strategic partner and trusted advisor with more than 17 years of combined in-house and agency experience building global brand awareness through innovative high-impact partnerships, promotional campaigns, product placement, social media and digital marketing initiatives, immersive events, influencer and celebrity collaborations and traditional public relations. She has worked with brands across industries from luxury lifestyle, beauty & wellness, fashion, entertainment and hospitality including Swarovski, Estee Lauder, Jim Beam Brands, Frederic Fekkai, Best Buy/Geek Squad, among others.
Elizabeth is proud of all her work but highlights include championing 10 years of production design collaborations for the Academy Awards, building amazing costume design collaborations across film, television, theatre and music with award-winning designers, and establishing a scholarship program and masterclass with UCLA's School of Theatre Film & Television and the David C. Copley Center for Costume Design.
Elizabeth graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX with a degree in Business along with minors in Corporate Communications and Public Affairs and Psychology. She has just relocated to Boston after 20 years in Los Angeles with her Labrador retriever, Abby in tow.
VP of Product Engineering
Jean-Claude Coutant is the Senior Director of Engineering at Piaggio Fast Forward where he leads the R&D engineering teams responsible for the development and implementation of gita. With 20+ years of experience in the technology industry, he oversees the Hardware/Software, Mechanical and Robotics development at PFF.
Prior to joining PFF, Jean-Claude Coutant served as a Vice President of engineering at Wind River, where he led the delivery of innovative products that enable customers to meet the challenges and opportunity for the embedded device software and the Internet of Things (IoT).
He received a B.S degree from Ecole Centrale, d'Electronique in Paris in Systems and Computer Science.
Senior Director of Manufacturing and Supply Chain
Katrina Weiss is the Supply Chain Manager at Piaggio Fast Forward where she is dedicated to applying data analysis and creativity to her role in product management. Katrina is passionate about customer satisfaction and thrives in small team, collaborative environments.
Prior to joining the team at PFF, Katrina worked in sourcing operations at New Balance. She also spent time in various areas of supply chain and operations, including a start-up, private organization, publicly traded large scale corporation and non-profit organizations.
In her free time, Katrina can be found anywhere in the outdoors, most often in the mountains - skiing, hiking, camping, or just relaxing with friends. She is always up for an adventure.
Katrina graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor's of Business Administration in Management with a focus on Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and went on to complete her Master's in Sports Leadership at Northeastern University.
Chairman/CEO, Piaggio Group
Chairman, IMMSI Group
Roberto Colaninno is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Piaggio & C. S.p.A. and Chairman of IMMSI S.p.A., the company that controls the Piaggio Group. He is Honorary Chairman of Alitalia-Società Aerea Italiana and a member of the company's Board of Directors.
After his early experience in Italian auto components maker Fiaam, of which he became Chief Executive Officer, in 1981 Mr Colaninno founded the Sogefi company in Mantua. Under his leadership, Sogefi expanded to become one of Italy's primary auto components players and a stock-listed company. During this period, he held senior positions in a number of leading US and British automotive multinationals. In September 1996, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Olivetti, at a time when the Ivrea-based company was experiencing a serious crisis. Thanks in part to international agreements, he rapidly restored Olivetti to health and transformed it into a telecommunications holding, with controlling shares in Omnitel and Infostrada and minority interests in the information technology business.
In February 1999, Mr Colaninno led Olivetti in a public tender offer for Telecom Italia worth more than €60 billion, the largest takeover bid ever made in Italy up to that time. Olivetti acquired approximately 51% of Telecom Italia and Mr Colaninno was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company, as well as Chairman of TIM, holding these posts until July 31, 2001.
In September 1998, he established Omniaholding S.p.A., the family-owned financial company of which he is Chairman. In September 2002, Mr Colaninno joined other partners to form Omniainvest S.p.A., a holding in which Omniaholding currently owns the majority. In November 2002, through Omniaholding and Omniainvest, he acquired IMMSI S.p.A., a stock-listed real estate holding company.
Beginning in February 2003, IMMSI also acquired shareholdings in industrial and services companies, notably control of the Piaggio Group and of the Intermarine Group. In 2008 IMMSI S.p.A. was one of the founders of CAI (Compagnia Aerea Italiana), the company that acquired the Alitalia and Airone airlines. Mr Colaninno has served as a director of Mediobanca, Capitalia and other financial organisations.
Mr Colaninno has been a member of the Confindustria Management Committee and the Confindustria Board since 2005. In 2001, he was awarded an honorary degree in Business & Economics from the University of Lecce. In 2013, he was awarded an honorary master's diploma in Management, Innovation & Services Engineering from the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, a special-statute university in Pisa.
Chief Marketing Officer,
Davide joined the Piaggio group in November 2013, where he currently serves as Executive Vice-President of Marketing and Communication and directs strategic marketing operations for all of the company's brands on the worldwide stage.
A graduate of the Università Bocconi in Business Economics, his marketing experience includes work with the Pernod Ricard group, the Walt Disney Company, and the Perfetti Van Melle group, where his responsibilities included serving as Director of Marketing for Brazil and, subsequently, International Director of Marketing at Perfetti's headquarters in Switzerland. Between 2012 and 2013 he served as Global Marketing Vice President at Pirelli Tyre.
A perennial globetrotter and motorcyclist with an abiding interest in mobility and the world of motor sports, he is passionate about design, golf, soccer, and everything and anything that stimulates the curiosity of someone deeply fascinated by change and innovation.
Chief Financial Officer,
Alessandra holds a degree in Economics from the Università degli Studi di Genova and an MBA from the Università degli Studi di Torino.
She has been with the Piaggio Group for more than 20 years, holding positions of increasing responsibility in administration, finance and control. Continuing her growth, she took on the role of Chief Financial Officer in October 2019.
Designer in Chief,
Miguel currently heads Piaggio's Advanced Design Center (PADC) in Pasadena, California, where he manages the design of the Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Derbi and Gilera motorcycle brands, working closely with the company's styling headquarters (Piaggio Group Style Center) in Italy as well as its research and development centers in China, India and Vietnam.
Widely known for having designed the Ducati Monster, Galluzzi has also designed the Aprilia Dorsoduro, RSV4, and Tuono — as well as the Moto Guzzi V7 Racer and California 1400. Under Galluzzi's direction, Moto Guzzi received the Motorcycle Design Association Award in 2012, and in 2013, Visor Down named Galuzzi one of its Top Ten motorcycle designers.
Mario Di Maria
Piaggio Group Americas
Mario Di Maria is currently Chairman and CEO of the Piaggio Group Americas. He has been with the Piaggio Group since 2007, but his experience in the powersport/automotive industry is vast, first serving as Area Manager for Nissan in 1996. Five years later he moved to BMW and strengthened his sales experience as Field Operating Manager.
A move to the Fiat Group occurred in 2004, where his roles became increasingly important. His first position as Country Manager for Alfa Romeo UK lead to him becoming Regional Director and Project Leader for Europe, China and the United States.
He held that position before moving to the Piaggio Group in 2007, holding positions in the 2-, 3-, and 4-wheel departments. In 2009 DiMario became Director of Sales and Marketing for the Asia Pacific 2-wheel market. A position he held until 2013, where he then took the position of Commercial Director of API-IP.
Chief Financial Officer,
Edoardo Ducci graduated with a degree in Business Administration and began his career at Deloitte.
He joined Piaggio Group in 2007 where he served for over ten years with increasing responsibility. Edoardo is currently CFO of the Americas region for Piaggio Group and he is a licensed CPA since 2018.