In a statement, Comau, the robotics unit of carmaker Stellantis said, it has appointed Pietro Gorlier as its chief executive officer, with effect from April 1.
Stellantis was created in 2021 following the merger of Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot-owner PSA. Although Comau is set to be spun off from Stellantis, a timeline has yet to be set.
Previously, Gorlier held several positions at Fiat Chrysler, including as head of its European operations; most recently he served as chief parts and services officer at Stellantis.
“With a wealth of experience in the automotive industry and a strong background in the service sector, Mr Gorlier will strengthen the advancement and execution of the company’s strategic business objectives,” said Comau in a statement.
Incidentally, the statement did not mention Paolo Carmassi, who had served as the company’s CEO until now. As per a source familiar with the matter at hand, Carmassi had left Comau to pursue other opportunities.