The Management Group
Passion, experience and great expertise: the inestimable value of Polynt Human Resources.
Rosario Valido - Chief Executive Officer
He was born in Riesi (Caltanissetta) on 19 November 1952, after a technical education, he began his professional career in the sales of companies that produce resins, serving in the same role as Sales Manager.
In 1982 he joined the Company where, since 2002, he serves as Chief Executive Officer.
Paolo Carugati - Chief Financial Officer
He was born in Milan on May 20th 1967 and graduated in Economics and Banking Sciences at the Catholic University of Milan.
He started as auditor by KPMG in Italy and Germany. Later he grew to relevant roles in multinational listed companies such as Pirelli Tyre (as Strategic Planning Manager) and Manuli Rubber Industries where he held the CFO position for 5 years (after growing from the position of Controller to Mergers and Acquisitions Manager and later Country Manager Poland). From May 2005 to June 2006 he held the position of Head of Planning and Control at Trenitalia.
In Polynt since June 2006, he is the Chief Financial Officer of the Group.
Mario Novelli - Group Chief Science & Technology Officer
He was born in Seriate (Bergamo) on 19th August 1953, he graduated in Chemical Engineering and began his professional career in 1972 at the Linificio Canapificio Nazionale of Bergamo.
From 1973 he devoted himself, for about six years, the teaching of chemistry and laboratory at the Istituito Tecnico Industriale in Bergamo and in 1979 he joined the Company as a process engineer.
Inside the company, he held various positions until, in 2000, he began head of maleic anhydride and derivatives and catalysts.
Since February 2007, he began Chief Operating Officer.
From 2007 to 2017 he was General Manager of Operations.
From 2017 to 2019 he worked as Group Chief Science & Technology Officer.
Alberto Milesi - EVP (Executive Vice President) Asia – GM Polynt Chemical Changzhou
He was born in Alzano Lombardo (Bergamo) on 11 April 1962. After a technical education, he started his professional career in the Company in 1982.Inside the company, he held various positions in Technical, Commercial and Supply Chain area.
In 2008 he moved to China as Commercial Director and finally GM of Polynt Chemical Changzhou.
Since 2015 he was also appointed as Chief Operating Officer of Polynt Composites Asia.
Sergio Conni - EVP (EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT) EUROPA
Born in Milan on 10th November, 1962, he graduated in Chemical Engineering and in 1987 he began his professional career first in R&D specialist in Montedison, therefore from 1989 to 2001 in SISAS Spa, covering various roles in the engineering department and in the Operations activities.Starting in 2001 he joins Chemial Spa as General Manager. The acquisition of Chemial from Polynt in 2008 marks he joining Polynt Group, where he has covered since then the riles of Foreign Companies Operation Manager (2009 to 2010), of Group Sites Coordination Manager (2011 to 2012) and of Head of the Specialties Division (2012 to 2014).
In December 2014 he is appointed Senior Vice President and General Manager of the American Companies of the Group (USA, Canada and Brasile).
Massimiliano Schiavi - EMEA HR & Sites Director
He was born in Milan on 17th November 1953, after a technical and commercial training and he began his career in the field of resins at Società Italiana Resine.
In 1983 he joined the company as Sales Manager of polyester resins, he plays different roles within the company and then, from 2002 to 2008, he became Business Unit Manager of Resins and Compounds Division, Trimellitic Anhydride and Special Plasticizers Division.
After working as Head of Purchasing and Logistics Group, since October 2008 he was appointed EMEA Human Resources Director taking on the responsibility of the Legal Office too. Since October 2012 he also was in charge of Regulatory and Quality, Health, Safety and Environment topics in the EMEA sites.
Maurizio Leonardi - EVP (Executive Vice President) Europe
He was born in Foligno (Perugia) on 5th October 1959, he graduated in Chemistry and began his professional career as researcher in 1984 at Università degli Studi di Perugia.
He move in 1985 at ENICHEM and in 1986 at Nestlè in charge as Process Research manager.
From 1988 he joined the Company as a Researcher in Composites. Inside the company, he held various positions until, in 2011, he began head of Composites business.
In December 2014, he was appointed as Chief Operating Officer Composites EMEA.
Since July 2020 he held the position of Executive Vice President of Europe at the headquarters of Scanzorosciate (BG).