In January this year, Zamperla appointed Antonio Zamperla Jr as its new CEO. Antonio is the grandson of the company’s founder, Antonio Zamperla, and son of Zamperla president Alberto Zamperla. He has been working alongside his father for the past 20 years, most recently serving as chief innovation officer. During his time at Zamperla, a leading ride manufacturer, the company has grown to employ more than 400 people with a turnover of €100 million.
“My father founded Antonio Zamperla S.p.A. in 1966 and entrusted me with the objective of making our company international,” Alberto said. “Now it is high time for the third generation to bring the contribution that new technologies and new processes can guarantee to a reality like ours.”
Antonio Zamperla Jr is an attractions industry expert and enthusiast. He is a supporter of projects and ideas with a focus on new technologies, engineering and artificial intelligence. “Antonio will be supported by two out-of-class managers who will make it possible to attain that mixed family and managerial governance model in which we have always believed,” Alberto added.