Marco Mattiacci, President & CEO of Ferrari North America to Speak at the WICC on September 19th

Event is a Precursor to the Concorso d’Eleganza Car Show on October 2nd, featuring the world’s most luxurious automobiles. Mattiacci to Speak about Ferrari’s Strategy in North America at the Westchester Italian Cultural Center.
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Sept. 13, 2011 - PRLog -- (Tuckahoe, NY) – Ferraris are among the world’s most luxurious automobiles; the price one pays for their expert craftsmanship and customization is in the stratosphere – usually between $200,000 and $250,000. “But it could be higher,” said Marco Mattiacci, President and CEO of Ferrari North America, during a recent television interview. Is there less of an appetite for such a luxury item in this sour economy? “Not at all,” according to Mattiacci, who was appointed CEO of Ferrari North America, Inc. in January 2010. “Quality is always in demand, and people do pay for quality.” To maintain their high standards, Ferrari says the company invests 18% of their annual revenue in research and development. That’s just one of the secrets to Ferrari’s business success. There are more and Mattiacci will speak about them at a special event hosted by the Westchester Italian Business Circle, on Monday, September 19th at 6:30 pm.  His appearance is a precursor to the Westchester Concorso d’Eleganza (www.wiccautoshow.com), a spectacular car show in celebration of Italian style, art, and engineering, which will be held on Sunday, October 2nd from 11am – 5pm, at Depot Square in Tuckahoe, New York. There will be Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Maseratis on view as well as other luxury automobiles.

“Marco Mattiacci is a brilliant business leader, and we are thrilled that he will be sharing his wisdom with us at the Westchester Italian Cultural Center,” said Domenick Ciaccia, Vice Chairman and Treasurer of the Cultural Center’s Board of Trustees. The Business Circle frequently invites top leaders of the business world to speak at their events. In June, their guest speaker was Dick Grasso, former chairman of the New York Stock Exchange.

Mattiacci, a native of Rome, has been with Ferrari for more than 10 years.  From 2006 through the end of 2009, he lived in Shanghai in the role of CEO at Ferrari Asia Pacific, with the specific task of setting up the Ferrari business in China and Japan. Prior to that, he spent 5 years at Ferrari North America, heading the Marketing Department and working very closely with the company’s CEO in the restructuring of the overall North American operations, providing strong support in developing and strengthening the awareness of the Ferrari brand in the U.S. as well as playing a key role in the successful launch of the Maserati brand.

In 2009, Mattiacci was selected as one of the “100 leaders of Outstanding Foreign Enterprises in China” by Management World Press and the Development Research Center of the State Council of China. He holds a Degree in Economics from the Universita’ La Sapienza Di Roma.  Mr. Mattiacci is an alumnus of Columbia University Business School in New York, and attended the INSEAD International Executive Program in Shanghai.

The Westchester Italian Business Circle is a membership group within the Cultural Center. It is organized around common themes and camaraderie. Guest speakers are invited to present on a broad range of topics that are relevant to the business community. Business Circle membership provides much-needed support for the Westchester Italian Cultural Center’s programs.

For more information about this event, the Westchester Italian Business Circle or other programs, please contact the Cultural Center at (914) 771-8700 or email info@wiccny.org. Please note that space is limited and the event is expected to sell out quickly.  

About the Westchester Italian Cultural Center

The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (www.wiccny.org), located in the Generoso Pope Foundation building at Depot Square in Tuckahoe, NY, preserves, promotes and celebrates the rich heritage of classic and contemporary Italian culture by encouraging an appreciation of the Italian language, arts and letters, history, cuisine and commerce through educational programs, exhibits and events. The Center is open to people of all cultures, and encourages the community and members to take advantage of the diverse events and programs held throughout the year. The Center provides programs that celebrate Italian culture for people of all ages, all ethnicities, and from all walks of life. In the spirit of Generoso Pope, the Center will continue to provide quality programming, unique educational courses, and engaging ways to keep Italian culture alive for now and for generations to come. For more information or to become a member, please call (914) 771-8700 or email info@wiccny.org.
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