Filippo Berti, Chairman and CEO of Ali Group, announced an organizational change to become effective August 31.  

Erik Nommsen, who has served as Chief Executive Officer of Ali Group NorthAmerica since 2022, will assume the role previously held by Andrea Cocchi, covering responsibilities as Chief Executive Officer for the EMEA (Europe, Middle  East and Africa) and APAC (Asia-Pacific) regions of Ali Group.  

Nommsen brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of leadership within the Ali Group to this position. He was named Chief Executive Officer forAli Group NorthAmerica in 2022 and has provided comprehensive oversight  across Ali Group’s North America companies. Nommsen joined Champion Industries in 2008, where he served as President for six years. After a two-year break in another industry, he returned to Champion in 2016 as President. In  2017, he became President of the Ali Group North America – Refrigeration Division. From 2019 to 2023, he also served as President of Scotsman Ice Systems. 

“Erik’s leadership has spanned a number of areas including finance and manufacturing, demonstrating his expertise  and commitment to excellence. His contributions have been instrumental in steering our companies towards sustained  growth and operational excellence,” says Berti. 

Cocchi held the position of Chief Executive Officer for the EMEA/APAC region since 2019. His career with Ali Group  began in 1998, when he assumed the position of Controller at Carpigiani. His tenure at Carpigiani was marked by a  series of progressively senior roles.