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Gessi North America has announced CEO/Managing Director Larry Allen will step down from his position at the end of 2020, transitioning his responsibilities to Marco Meli, the company’s newly appointed vice president of sales. Allen has managed the North American market for Gessi since 2007, establishing Gessi as a leading brand, especially within the architectural and design community. Gessi has been designing and manufacturing exclusive bathroom fittings and furnishings in Italy for more than 25 years. Under Allen’s leadership, Gessi has developed a strong presence in the North America decorative kitchen and bath products market while securing the brand in luxury showrooms, retail locations and high profile hospitality and design projects across the United States and Canada.
“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my tenure with Gessi and feel confident that the legacy created here in North America will continue with Marco at the helm. With his operative experience in both European and the South Asia Pacific regions, Marco is strategically positioned to oversee the North America sales and continue Gessi’s growth and momentum to expand its reach in the North American market. He is well qualified to take the reins for Gessi North America,” said Allen.