Carlo Materazzo was appointed Head of World Class Manufacturing (WCM) in October 2015. In this position, Materazzo will be responsible for the WCM audit process, knowledge sharing, implementation and coordination between the four regions – EMEA, APAC, LATAM and North America. This assignment is in addition to his current responsibilities for WCM expansion at the Company’s 37 manufacturing facilities in North America. WCM is a methodology that focuses on eliminating waste, increasing productivity, and improving quality and safety in a systematic and organized way. WCM engages the workforce to provide and implement suggestions on how to improve their jobs and their plants.

Before coming to the U.S., Materazzo was the plant manager at Fiat’s Giambattista Vico Plant in Pomigliano, Italy, which was awarded Gold status in WCM in June 2013. In his role, Materazzo was responsible for all day-to-day operations, including meeting quality standards; ensuring compliance with health, safety and environmental regulations; and achieving production targets for the Fiat Panda.

Materazzo joined Iveco S.p.A. in Turin, Italy, in 1996, working in the axle plant. He has held various positions of increasing responsibility in manufacturing and has been certified as a WCM auditor. 

His work and academic background includes:
  • October 2015 - current, Head of World Class Manufacturing
  • March 2015 - current, Head of World Class Manufacturing, FCA - North America
  • 2013, Plant Manager, Giambattista Vico Plant, Pomigliano, Italy, Fiat S.p.A.
  • 2009, Plant Manager, Atessa, Italy, Sevel S.p.A.
  • 2007, Plant Manager, Valladolid, Spain, Iveco Espana S.L.
  • 2005, Russia Project Manager and Lean Manufacturing Project Manager, Suzzara Plant, Suzzara, Italy, Iveco S.p.A.
  • 2003, Change Agent – Lean Manufacturing, Turin, Italy
  • 2000, Operational Unit Manager
  • 1999, Field Engineer – CPE
  • 1997, Integrated Group Head
  • 1997, Manufacturing Engineering Specialist, Iveco Axle Plant
Materazzo earned a Master of Mechanical Engineering from La Sapienza in Rome, Italy (1996). He was born in Spoleto, Italy.