ZONIN1821 closes its 2015 campaign with turnover up 16% to 186 million Euros (achieved 84 % abroad and 16% in Italy) and modifies the governance of the Company, in fact completing the handover to the new generation that began in 2006, following the entry into the Company of Gianni Zonin’s sons: Domenico, Francesco and Michele Zonin.
Ten years later, with turnover almost tripled (sales in 2006 were worth 68 million Euros), and all the principal economic and financial indicators showing considerable growth, the generational handover has been completed thanks to the appointment by the Board of Directors of ZONIN1821 of Domenico Zonin as the new President, conferment of the position of CEO to Massimo Tuzzi and the Vice-Presidential positions given to Francesco, Michele and Giuseppe Zonin.
Domenico Zonin, 43, since 2013 President of Unione Italiana Vini and since 2014 CEO of ZONIN1821, succeeds to the Presidency, taking over from his father Gianni Zonin, who has run the Company since 1967 for forty years, transforming it from a local dimension to being one of Italy’s most important wine producers and an established, well- known brand all over the world.
This most recent development therefore completes and confirms officially the generational handover at ZONIN1821, which follows the family tradition and now opens itself up to even more widespread managerial skills, carries on the mission of Commendatore Domenico Zonin, continues the voyage begun by Gianni Zonin and passes on the system of values and culture of a business that will shortly celebrate its 200th anniversary in the world of wine.
"It certainly isn’t easy taking over from a person of such vast experience" says Domenico Zonin, "but I am honored and ready to take on this new challenge. Changes are part and parcel of a company’s life and the handover to the new generation is a natural process in any family business. Ours began exactly 10 years ago and has taken place gradually, in cooperation with all of our colleagues in Italy and around the world. It has now, therefore, become official, without any sort of surprise but with great tranquility and involvement. ZONIN1821 is now ready to provide continuity to the Company’s history, partly on the strength of a corporate set-up that has succeeded in becoming increasingly well-structured over time: many of our young managers have now become fundamental, stalwart members of the Company, together with whom we will write its future story. We are all very proud of the firm for which we work and we will be even more committed to making it grow and promoting Italian wine around the world."