The current chief executive officer and chairman of Ali Group North America will become CEO of Ali Group later this year, reports Michael Jones

Ali Group has announced that Filippo Berti has been appointed to the position of chief executive officer, with effect from September 1, 2016.

As CEO, Filippo Berti will have responsibility for all of the group’s operating companies worldwide. Luciano Berti will continue in his role as chairman of the Ali Group and remain actively engaged with Filippo Berti and other corporate staff.

Filippo Berti joined the Ali Group in May 2008 with the acquisition of Beverage-Air where he held the role of president. He most recently served as CEO and chairman of Ali Group North America, based in Chicago, Illinois. Berti’s leadership was, says the group, “a key element” in the successful acquisitions of Beverage-Air, Edlund, Scotsman Industries and InterMetro Industries.

“Since Filippo joined the Ali Group in 2008, he has proven to be a dynamic, discerning manager, well respected by his team and those in the foodservice industry. Over his career, I have provided him with direct experience in the field and the opportunity to see the many different aspects of our business. Filippo has shown himself to have vision and a great sensitivity to the market,” says Luciano Berti.

Founded in 1963 by Luciano Berti, Ali Group is an Italian corporation with headquarters located in Milan, Italy and North American operations based in Chicago, Illinois. The company, through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, markets and services a broad line of commercial and institutional foodservice equipment used by major restaurant and hotel chains, independent restaurants, hospitals, schools, airports, correctional institutions and canteens.

The group and its 77 global brands employs over 10,000 people in 33 countries and, in terms of sales, is one of the world’s two largest groups in this industry. It has 58 manufacturing facilities in 14 countries and sales and service subsidiaries throughout Europe, North America, South America, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

Michael Jones


Pictured: Filippo Berti (left) with Ali Group chairman Luciano Berti and chief operating officer Massimo Giussani

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