Raimondi Cranes names new CEO to replace Ahmed Alkhoshaibi
Domenico Ciano's appointment was announced at Bauma 2019, where the Italian firm launched its largest tower crane
Italian tower and luffing crane manufacturer Raimondi Cranes has appointed Domenico Ciano as chief executive officer, replacing Ahmed Alkhoshaibi who has served in the role for the past 10 years.
The Milan-based firm said the incoming CEO will “mastermind the roll-out” of a number new cranes over the coming year.
With over 17 years’ in the crane industry, Ciano joined Raimondi Cranes in October 2014 as the company’s technical director before being appointed as chief operations officer.
In the latter role, Raimondi said, Ciano was “instrumental in developing Raimondi’s research and development capabilities” and has been responsible for delivering a “number of extremely popular products to the global market”.
His appointment was officially announced to Raimondi’s official agent roster at Bauma 2019, where the group launched the luffing LR273, the hydraulic luffing LRH174, and its largest tower crane to date – the topless MRT573.
The group said the move comes at a “period of significant growth for Raimondi” as it looks to increase its market share in global market – notably in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and North America.
Ciano said he was originally brought on five years ago to ‘”catalyse the company’s research and development segment”.
“[His] wealth of in-house experience, together with his innovative approach to the crane industry, are only two of the reasons that the Board of Directors advocated for his appointment,” added Alkhoshaibi, who was appointed CEO in 2009.
Raimondi is a central figure in the global crane manufacturing sector.
December last year saw National Project & Construction announce the installation two MRT294 topless tower cranes for the construction of Abu Dhabi-listed developer Aldar Properties’ Water’s Edge homes within Yas Island.
Nurol Construction also picked two Raimondi luffing jib cranes to build Corniche Tower, an Abu Dhabi waterfront development owned by HH Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.