Its people, their roles


Gianluigi Sangermani

ICT Manager
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Gianluigi Sangermani is still young when his love for the software switch on a LED in his mind: computer science is going to be its job. It is so that he starts as supervisor in charge of the entire Midrange area of an important Italian publishing company, managing both the systems and the application software development. Shortly after he becomes Account Manager of an important international Software House and in 1997 he joins as IT Manager a Japanese multinational company, which is leader in musical instruments production and sale. Since 2003 he has been working in Silvano Chiapparoli Logistica. Together with his team, he is committed to guarantee the development and the efficiency of all the IT services, aiming at a better-organized warehouses management, at a faster and safer documents recording and at a more straightforward communication with clients.
For Gianluigi Sangermani excellence means: “Having a huge memory.”

Gloria Cossu

Administration Director
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Gloria Cossu is still very young when she develops a keen interest in logistics, joining Silvano Chiapparoli Logistica. Few years later, she takes her degree in Economics at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan. The challenging working environment of the company rewards her energy and wish for doing: Gloria Cossu gets experience in several different fields, gaining more and more responsibility. At the beginning she is in charge of the general accounting, then she devotes herself to the creation of a home management system and finally becomes Financial Manager. Today she is Administrative Director and works together with Elena Chiapparoli in the direction
For Gloria Cossu excellence means: "… a goal to invest in day by day".

Silvano Grandi

Commercial Director
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In 1979 Silvano Grandi enters the first logistics company founded by Cavalier Chiapparoli. He starts as person in charge of the warehouse, then, as soon as the six new offices are opened, he follows the expansion of the groups as Operating Officer. From 1995 to 2000 holds the role of Technical Development Manager, helping the incorporation of new technologies and automation. For a short period of time he works as Quality Manager, leading the company to obtain the ISO 9000 certification. Since 2000 he is Commercial Director of the whole Chiapparoli Group.
For Silvano Grandi excellence means: "a constant and unavoidable research"

Elisa Piazzola

General Manager
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Elisa Piazzola career starts with a Degree in Engineering at Politecnico of Milan and goes on in an important pharmaceutical company. Right away logistics enters her life: in many different companies, she works dealing with the several facets of this field, from the product management till the final delivery to the point of purchase. Her professional experience is enriched by taking part in the start-up of an Indian multinational company of which she follows the development until its achievement in the field of generic drugs. In the following years, she is in charge of Planning and Distribution in other international companies. Since 2011 she has been General Manager of Silvano Chiapparoli Logistica, where she mainly devotes herself to the sales management of Top Clients and to the coordination of the six offices of the group.
For Elisa Piazzola excellence means: “Six offices, one single spirit.”

Silvano Chiapparoli

President
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Cavalier Silvano Chiapparoli's professional history has something legendary in it: a man starting from zero who, thanks to his great talent, succeeds in realizing the dream of its life. He is only fourteen when he stars working and his dreams are those typical of a young boy: he cannot imagine that, one day, logistics would bear his name. He works in many different companies operating in the pharmaceutical field, attending several training courses, and he quickly attains roles of great responsibility. And it is exactly while working in the field that he gets to realize how much there is still to be done in order to make the logistic service excellent in the pharmaceuticals sector. Achieving excellence represents a challenge that Silvano Chiapparoli really wants to tackle and win. It is so that, in 1979, he constitutes his first logistic services company, the Italfarco Srl. In just a few years time, he founds the Alcofar, the Italfar, the Chielda and the Europharco. It is December 1992 when Silvano Chiapparoli, thanks to its many entrepreneurial successes, gains the title of Knight (Cavaliere) of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic. After few years, all the companies are merged into one single Group. It is so that Silvano Chiapparoli Logistica was born, a company that today boasts 6 offices in Italy and that employs more than 600 people.
For Silvano Chiapparoli excellence means: “Never ever be satisfied. And, once and again, never”.

Gianni Damonti

Chief Financial Officer
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His passion for Silvano Chiapparoli Logistica begins in 1988, when Gianni Damonti enters the company to look after the financial accounting of the first logistics company founded by Cavalier Chiapparoli. Now he is the Chief Financial Officer of the Group and, among other things, he also takes care of the personnel's administrative management. Since 2006 he has been member of the board of directors and assists Silvano and Elena Chiapparoli in the investment management and in the financial development plan.
For Gianni Damonti excellence means: “A matter of numbers, on balance.”

Elena Chiapparoli

Managing Director
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For Elena Chiapparoli logistics is a family passion. Soon after her Degree in Law, she joins the legal office of the company. Most of all, employees' health and safety lie at her heart and she works to strictly apply all the rules protecting the working field. After few year, she takes up the direction of the Purchase Department in order to optimize and to strengthen the selection process of suppliers. This represents an important target aimed at further improving the service offered to the clients. Today, as a Managing Director, she is in charge of the company development strategies and innovation paths, together with the enterprise enhancement.
For Elena Chiapparoli excellence means: “Building a future worthy of the name.”