Piaggio Group Americas Names Mario DiMaria New CEO
Piaggio Group Americas has named Mario DiMaria its new CEO. He will be replacing Miguel Martinez in the position, a Piaggio representative revealed to Motorcycle.com today.
DiMaria has been with the Piaggio Group since 2007, but his experience in the powersport/automotive industry is vast, first serving as Area Manager for Nissan in 1996. Five years later he moved to BMW and strengthened his sales experience as Field Operating Manager.
A move to the Fiat Group occurred in 2004, where his roles became increasingly important. His first position as Country Manager for Alfa Romeo UK lead to him becoming Regional Director and Project Leader for Europe, China and the United States.
He held that position before moving to the Piaggio Group in 2007, holding positions in the 2- 3- and 4-wheel departments. In 2009 DiMario became Director of Sales and Marketing for the Asia Pacific 2-wheel market. A position he held until 2013, where he then took the position of Commercial Director of API-IP. Now, just a short time later, he has again moved upward, as CEO of Piaggio Group Americas.
Troy's been riding motorcycles and writing about them since 2006, getting his start at Rider Magazine. From there, he moved to Sport Rider Magazine before finally landing at Motorcycle.com in 2011. A lifelong gearhead who didn't fully immerse himself in motorcycles until his teenage years, Troy's interests have always been in technology, performance, and going fast. Naturally, racing was the perfect avenue to combine all three. Troy has been racing nearly as long as he's been riding and has competed at the AMA national level. He's also won multiple club races throughout the country, culminating in a Utah Sport Bike Association championship in 2011. He has been invited as a guest instructor for the Yamaha Champions Riding School, and when he's not out riding, he's either wrenching on bikes or watching MotoGP.
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