Controls specialist CAREL has appointed Giandomenico Lombello as its new managing director.
Currently group sales and marketing director, he will replace Francesco Nalini, who will continue as CEO. Mr Lombello will report directly to the CEO and play a 'general role in the direction, management and co-ordination of corporate operational process activities and functions'.
Mr Lombello, who joined the business in 1988, said: ‘It is a great honour for me to accept this new role and to assist Francesco Nalini in the transition to the near future. I hope to meet the expectations of the board of directors and to interpret this role in the best possible way. My goals are very clear, and concern investors, customers and all CAREL employees.''
Carel's full c.pCO range of controllers has received BACnet B-BC certification, covering equipment and control devices for BMS systems made by different manufacturers.
Francesco Pesce, Programmable Controllers Platform Manager, said: "In recent years we have seen increasingly rapid progress towards network-connected high-efficiency systems to improve management and save energy. The BACnet protocol has been supported for many years on our optional cards and monitoring solutions, ensuring integration of Carel's products into the building's systems.
"Now we have decided to make further investments so as to integrate our controllers with BACnet as standard, making it the main connectivity reference for our high-efficiency solutions. Having the entire c.pCO range of programmable controllers B-BC certified is an important achievement. This certification means we can guarantee our customers the highest reliability in efficient, high-performance and technologically-advanced connected systems.”
“We work very closely with BACnet International, whose activities are fundamental in the areas of building automation and integration. Indeed, starting this year we have decided to become a Gold Member, further underlining Carel's commitment to a sector we have been leaders in for more than 40years.''