Interview Date: January 4, 2013
Professional Profile: Paolo Gagliardo, after an MBA at Columbia Business School in New York, has built great part of its career in the Automotive industry. He has worked in Ford Motor Company and FIAT in various Marketing, Sales and Product assignments in the UK, US and Italy. He has also worked in the Italian Railroad Company, as Chief Marketing Officer and Piaggio S.p.A. as Executive Vice President Product.
In 2010 he has rejoined Fiat Group Automobiles as COO for International Operations and now he is Head of Brand Lancia/Chrysler for EMEA.
The products in the Lancia range – the Thema and Flavia in particular – seem to be carbon copies of non-European models; to this, add the decision to abandon the Lancia brand. Today, can a Lancia salesperson be successful in proposing this type of product, taking on the European competition? Read more »
Posted by Pietro Montagna in Car, Chrysler, Lancia, Long-term rental, Market, The Interviews, Used Cars |
Emotion © Joe Shlabotnik
I belong to a relatively new generation, too much committed to principles and values typical of the previous generation and I consider myself quite prone to decode the behavior of the next generation. Read more »
Posted by Antonio Piscitelli in After Sales, Car, Customer Satisfaction, Dealer Develop., Long-term rental, Market, Used Cars |
Date of interview: April 24, 2012
Professional Profile: Roland Schell
Notes: Interview by Pietro Montagna
I had the opportunity to interview Roland Schell and I did not let slip the opportunity, trying to bring the discussion on the future of our industry, because speaking about the present would have been disheartening.
The Italian market continues to fall, while the world continues to grow. In 2011, the Italian market for light passengers (cars + light commercial) weighed 2.5% of the world (it was 3.7% in 2008). What is happening and what is the answer of your company? Read more »
Posted by Pietro Montagna in Car, Electric Cars, Long-term rental, Mercedes, Smart, The Interviews |
New scenarios for Italian dealers: the debarkation of Penske Automotive Group in Italy put in motion many brains and overheated … some phones.
Carmakers and associations estimate that 1.000 dealers will go out of the business in Italy in 2012 . How to save these companies from the wreck? Federauto – the italian dealers association – has clear ideas: “it is necessary to ask incentives to the Government!”…
Are the automobiles dealers living in another world ? ! ? Read more »
Posted by Maurizio Sala in After Sales, BMW, Car, Fiat, Long-term rental |