Cefla Finishing Group (Charlotte, NC), which performs finishing, decorating and digital printing for woodworking and other industries, has hired Brent Warren (pictured) as sales manager. It has also named Massimo Di Russo general manager for both its divisions. Warren becomes the newest member of a team dedicated to finding innovative solutions to enhance wood products and by-products, as well as applications for glass, plastic, fiber cement, composite materials and metal. He will be responsible for North American sales for the finishing group, as well as corporate account management. He was formerly vice president, sales manager and general manager for the surfaces division of Burkle North America, where he specialized in direct technical sales, project management, contract negotiations and distribution management. He also worked as regional sales manager for Lord Corp., taking responsibility for sales of water-based and UV curable coatings for woodworking companies in North and Central America. As technical director for Weyerhaeuser, he managed quality control functions for a composite panel manufacturing facility, and became an expert in understanding customer processes and applications, developing and tailoring products to meet evolving requirements. Over his career, Warren has managed procurement of raw materials for three industrial manufacturing facilities, worked with vendors to ensure uninterrupted supply of materials, handled by-product sales and disposal, and designed products for five Riviera Cabinet manufacturers, sharing his expertise in configuring plant layouts and detailing machinery specifications. Warren has a BSc in wood science and technology from North Carolina State University. Di Russo’s 10-year tenure at Cefla began in 2005 when he was director of operations for Delle Vedove USA (DVS), a manufacturer of molding equipment acquired by Cefla Group. During the merger of DVS into Cefla North America, Di Russo provided strategic leadership, building a new management team. He became chief operating officer for the division in 2011 and vice president in 2012. He became part of Cefla’s dental division in 2014. Before joining Cefla, Di Russo worked as an application engineer at AGM machinery, a glass and stone equipment company. He has a BSc in mechanical engineering from the Polytechnic University of Marche in Italy and an MSc in lean manufacturing from the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland. www.cefla.com