Velan ABV S.p.A. has appointed Paolo Ranieri as its new Managing Director/Chief Executive. Paolo will be bringing a critical mix of management expertise and technical knowledge to his new position. A qualified mechanical engineer, Paolo has over 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, combined with Six Sigma(R) green belt and executive black belt certification, obtained at GE Oil and Gas.
The majority of Paolo’s career was spent at GE Oil and Gas, where he held a number of positions of increasing responsibility, including Health and Safety Manager, Quality Assurance and Quality Control Manager, Product Manager and finally Chief Engineer of Design and R&D.
Paolo was most recently Plant Manager at Ring-O Valves, a division of Cameron that specializes in subsea valves, where he supervised over 300 plant employees.
“I am proud to welcome Paolo to our management team. Paolo is the perfect fit for VABV based on his extensive experience and technical background. I welcome the opportunity to work with Paolo to increase the global market share for our product range,” said Wolfgang Maar, Executive VP Velan Inc., and CEO and Chairman, Velan ABV.