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Business Observer Wednesday, Mar. 30, 2022 2 months ago

Sarasota technology company board member to retire after 21 years

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To fill the hole, Diana Sacchi will stand for election as a director of the board at the annual meeting.

SARASOTA — After 21 years, Helios Technologies Inc. board member Marc Bertoneche is planning to retire. 

With 25 years of experience under her belt, Diana Sacchi was nominated for a director position on the Helios Technologies board. (Courtesy photo)

Bertoneche’s retirement will be made official at the Sarasota-based engineered motion control and electronic controls technology company’s annual meeting in June. In a press release, board Chair Philippe Lemaitre expressed the board’s regards in a nod to Bertoneche’s years of service.

“He has been instrumental through the years in driving progress and change, and we are grateful for his thoughtful contributions through several phases of our history,” Lemaitre says. “We wish him all the best in his retirement.”

Additionally, the company’s board nominated Diana Sacchi for a director position. She will be up for election at the meeting. 

“The board of directors has a multiyear succession plan that enables a smooth transition as directors retire and an ability to further diversify our composition with the talent and skills we need in this ever changing world,” he says. “Diana is a leader with exceptional global experience and has improved the effectiveness of a wide range of organizations.”

Sacchi has had more than 25 years of experience within the human resources sector on a global level. Lemaitre noted she’s worked with multibillion dollar corporations as well as nonprofits throughout a variety of industries. Currently, she’s the chief human resources officer at microfinance nonprofit Grameen America. 

“We believe,” Lemaitre says, “she will be a valuable addition as Helios continues to grow through the successful execution of its augmented strategy.”

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