Nicola RIZZO

Aix en Provence

En résumé

Mes compétences :
Product Management
Innovation Management
Project Management
New Products Development


  • ECOCEM France - Technical Manager

    Aix en Provence 2015 - maintenant
  • Italcementi Group - New Products Development Manager

    Guerville 2012 - 2015
  • Italcementi S.p.A. - New Products Implementation & Claims Manager

    Guerville 2011 - 2012 As New Products Implementation Manager, within the Technical Department and working closely with R&D, Procurement and Commercial Departments, responsible for establishing all recommendations for new products implementation, collecting and analysing all learning from the live trials, giving feedbacks to the other Departments involved, ensuring new products are properly introduced for production and facilitating the product launching.

    As Claims Manager responsible within the Technical Department for claims on products quality, controller of root causes of claims coming from the market and checker of their reasonableness.
    Handling of claims issues from a technical perspective by promoting an efficient and structured claims handling process. Moreover promoter for the operations’ team in the implementation of preventive and/or corrective actions at manufacturing sites in order to prevent and/or eradicate the claims causes.
    Key responsibilities: analysing, verifying and managing claims coming from Commercial Department, supporting the first investigation activities for root cause analysis and technical investigation with the manufacturing sites, proactively supporting the operations’ team in finding out solutions to be implemented and monitoring claims statistics and trend.
  • Italcementi S.p.A. - Business Manager (Alternative Fuels & Raw Materials)

    Guerville 2008 - 2010 Management of the division for alternative fuels (refuse derived fuels, end of life tyres, animal flours, etc.) and alternative raw materials (slags, ashes, exhausted sands of foundry, etc.).
    The activity benefits the company (economic saving and non use of traditional fuels and raw materials) and the environment (non use of non-renewable energy and recovery of waste resulting from other industrial processes).

    Italcementi S.p.A. - Italcementi Group
    With an annual production capacity of approximately 70 million tons of cement, Italcementi Group is the world’s fifth largest cement producer.
    The Parent Company, Italcementi S.p.A., is one of Italy’s 10 largest industrial companies and is included in FTSE/MIB Index of the Italian Stock Exchange.
    Italcementi Group’s companies combine the expertise, know how and cultures of 22 countries in 4 Continents boasting an industrial network of 59 cement plants, 15 grinding centres, 5 terminals, 373 concrete batching units and 92 aggregates quarries.
    In 2009 the Group had sales amounting to over 5 billion Euro.
    (data updated to 2009)
  • Italcementi S.p.A. - Product Marketing Manager

    Guerville 2002 - 2008 Initially pioneer for the introduction and marketing of private label products in some Italcementi Group foreign subsidiaries.
    Later in charge of the launch, including all the pre-marketing and marketing phases, of a range of special products.
    Handling of follow-up phases, coordination and management of Italian sales areas, information sharing, exchange of ideas and know-how with the Italcementi Group foreign subsidiaries.
  • Italcementi S.p.A. - Sales Engineer

    Guerville 2001 - 2001 In charge of technical assistance for special products for major national and international customers and technical & commercial training for the sales network.
  • C.T.G. S.p.A. - R&D Project Manager

    1996 - 2000 Heading up of research projects and management of resources inside and outside the Italcementi Group at home and abroad.
    I handled collaborations between Italian and foreign companies, Universities and consortiums.

    C.T.G. S.p.A. - Italcementi Group
    C.T.G. is the Italcementi Group Technical Centre, one of the most important European research centre on cementitious materials.
    Since 1994, C.T.G. has brought together the knowledge and specialized skills of the previously separated technical centers of Italcementi and Ciments Français.
    C.T.G. has its headquarters in Bergamo (Italy) and a branch office in Guerville (France). It is composed of 400 employees, 170 of whom are researchers and technicians. Research and Innovation gathers Group synergies from Engineering, Chemistry, Physics and Science of Materials.
    Main activities:
    • Research and development of materials, products and processes
    • Designing and building industrial plants and machinery
    • Modernization and optimization of production processes
    • Checking technical and economic performance for plants
    • Specialist technical assistance


  • Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi MILANO SDA Bocconi (Milano)

    Milano 2007 - 2009 Business Administration
  • Università Degli Studi Di NAPOLI Federico II (Napoli)

    Napoli 1986 - 1995 Chemical Engineering (major: Materials Science)

    Thesis: "“Physical Aging in Amorphous Polymers for Composites Matrices”
    Supervisors: Prof. L. Nicolais and Prof. A. D'Amore

    Thesis award received by “ATA - Associazione Tecnica dell’Automobile”


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