Silversea Announces Appointment Of New Senior Vice President Of Fleet Operations
(Monaco, November 6, 2007) Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises announced today the appointment of Rocco Auteri as its new senior vice president of fleet operations, overseeing all hotel, marine and technical operations. He will begin his official duties effective immediately and will be based in the company's Monaco office.
Silversea also announced that Erling Frydenberg, the company's chief operations officer for more than four years, would transition from that role to work on a consulting assignment on various special projects for the company.
"We are very pleased that Rocco has become a key member of our management team," commented Amerigo Perasso, president of Silversea. "He has an excellent track record in the industry and his expertise will be of great value as we continue to grow our fleet. We look forward to Rocco's contributions as our new senior vice president of fleet operations. His broad operational experience and knowledge of the cruise industry will be instrumental as we move forward with several key projects and initiatives."
Added Perasso, "At the same time, I wish to express our gratitude to Erling Frydenberg for his many important contributions during his tenure as chief of operations."
Most recently Auteri was Costa Cruises' director of operations for Asia. Prior to that he managed their hotel operations division and also served for ten years as a shipboard hotel director for Costa.
Silversea Cruises is recognized as an innovator in the luxury segment, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard four intimate vessels, Silver Cloud, Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, and Silver Whisper, all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. In the U.S., Silversea has been voted "World's Best" by the readers of Condé NastTraveler nine times and six times by the readers of Travel & Leisure. International awards include "Five Star Diamond Award" from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (2007); "Number One" small-ship line in the Readers' Choice" survey conducted by Britain's Condé Nast Traveller magazine (2007); "Five Anchors" for Gastronomy and Service in Germany's Kreuzfahrt Guide (2007); "Best Small Cruise Line" by Australia's Luxury Travel Magazine (2007); and Best Luxury Cruise Operator according to Asia's Travel Weekly (2007).
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