Haidar Joins UTIL as GM of North America

VILLANOVA D’ASTI, Italy – UTIL Group announced the addition of Hatem Haidar to the company’s senior leadership team, specifically in the role as General Manager for North America. He brings experience in industrial operations, corporate development and finance to the position.

Haidar comes to UTIL from Baker Hughes, one of the world’s largest oil field services and equipment companies where he served for more than 20 years in several leadership roles in several countries. On his latest assignment, he was Vice President of Baker Hughes’ FPS Onshore and Non-Metallic Business unit.

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“We are privileged to have someone of Hatem’s leadership caliber and proven global experience to join our team,” said UTIL Group Chief Executive Officer Fernando Bertoni. “We trust Hatem will take our North American business to the next level of operational excellence and growth.

“Hatem is taking over from, and will build upon the exceptional work done by, Massimo Salvo, who will become General Manager – Sales & Marketing for North America.

“In addition, we have announced the creation of a new business platform for North America, the Diversified Product Platform, which will be under Mat Castaneda’s responsibility.”

Reflecting on the strategic importance of UTIL’s North American operations, Bertonis said, “we trust this important Organizational realignment will assist our Company to continue to serve our customers even more efficiently, while capturing the unique opportunities offered by the local market across the board.”