Pilkington board changes

The Board of UK glassmaker Pilkington Plc announced on 14 May its intention to appoint Stuart Chambers, Pilkington executive director and president of Building Products Worldwide, as Group chief execu…

The Board of UK glassmaker Pilkington Plc announced on 14 May its intention to appoint Stuart Chambers, Pilkington executive director and president of Building Products Worldwide, as Group chief executive. This decision was made following the announcement on 13 May by the Italian Treasury Ministry that it is proposing to appoint Paolo Scaroni to the Board of Enel, Italy“s largest integrated electricity group. It is also Pilkington“s intention to appoint Paolo Scaroni as non-executive deputy chairman of Pilkington plc. He will retain his entire shareholding in Pilkington plc. These new appointments are to become effective upon approval of the Italian Treasury Ministry“s proposal by the Board and shareholders of Enel at its shareholder meeting on 24 May 2002. Following reorganization and the resultant elimination of Pilkington“s geographic reporting structure, the position of president, Automotive Worldwide and president of Pilkington North America will cease to exist. As a consequence, Warren Knowlton will leave the Group at the AGM on 30 July 2002. Pat Zito will assume responsibility for Pilkington“s Automotive OE business worldwide (which accounts for 80% of the Automotive division“s sales) and will be appointed to the Pilkington Board. The current managers responsible for all Pilkington“s Building Products and AGR businesses will report directly to Pilkington“s new chief executive, Stuart Chambers.