Tower crane manufacturer Raimondi has appointed Domenico Ciano as chief executive - effective immediately. He succeeds Ahmed Alkhoshaibi, who served in the role since 2009.
Ciano joined Raimondi as technical director in October 2014 from Plasmec mixing machines - where he was technical director for more than three years. Since then he has played a key role in developing Raimondi’s research and development capability, and was promoted to chief operating officer late last year.
While he was not employed in the crane industry when he joined the company, he has in fact spent most of his recent career working with tower crane manufacturers, having started out in 2002 as a senior mechanical engineer with Vicario, moving to Terex/Comedil as engineering manager for the company’s self-erecting crane line in 2009.
On handing over to Ciano, Alkhoshaibi - who remains on the Raimondi board - said: “As Raimondi’s chief executive for more than a decade, I am pleased to see our succession planning process activated. I am confident and proud that Raimondi will have a leader that both values its heritage and that will further invigorate the significant upward trajectory we have experienced these past years.”
“The wealth of in house experience, together with his innovative approach to the crane industry, are only two of the reasons that the board of directors advocated for his appointment. I look forward to seeing his passion, loyalty and drive rewarded through his position as our new chief executive.”
“I think it is important to highlight that above all else, we value and promote team members that demonstrate promise. Raimondi Cranes has invested in Eng. Ciano, and he has invested in Raimondi Cranes, that is an integral part of our success formula.”
Ciano added: “Having joined Raimondi Cranes five years ago, I was originally brought on to catalyse the company’s research and development segment, leading with intelligently designed cranes and subsequently accessories. My mission at that time was heavily skewed to design engineering and bringing products to market that would both elevate the company’s reputation and re-position Raimondi as a global leader in the tower and luffing crane segments.” .
“Since 2014, Raimondi has launched a number of new products and a full accessories range, with extremely warm market reception. Every Raimondi product launch has been welcomed by strong sales and repeat purchasing; itself an indication of client satisfaction and acknowledgement of our technical advancements and product fit for purpose. We have aggressively recruited the strongest market professionals for our ever-growing team, the latest four senior appointments focusing on commercial activity and after sales.”