Piovan Group announces new leader in N. America

May 8, 2024
John G. Erkert, who has been with the group for more than 29 years, starts role as regional chief executive officer - North America.

Piovan Group announced a significant transition in its leadership, as long-term employee John G. Erkert steps into the role of regional chief executive officer - North America, effective May 1, 2024. He will report to Piovan Group CEO Filippo Zuppichin.

Erkert brings a wealth of experience to his new role, having served with group companies for more than 29 years, most recently as chief operating officer, and chief financial officer for more than a decade prior to becoming COO.  

Outgoing CEO Kirk Winstead will be retiring effective June 14, after 36 years of service with companies in the group.

Piovan Group designs and manufactures   process automation systems for resin and food applications, with brands that include Piovan UnaDyn. Conair, Doteco, Pelletron and Thermal Care.