Drew Orvieto, the North American head of engineering for ZF’s Marine and Special Driveline business unit has been promoted to the head of the Commercial and Fast Craft business unit. Orvieto will have a dual responsibility as he will continue with his responsibility for engineering.
Orvieto started with the company as an intern in 2011. He returned to ZF in 2015 after completing a Master’s degree in engineering, followed by a period as a naval architect at a large American boat builder. Upon his return to ZF, Orvieto took a position as naval architect, eventually rising to the position of Business Unit Manager for the Propeller product line.
Orvieto then moved on to manage the company’s engineering for marine products in North America. His responsibilities were expanded further to include regional engineering support ZF’s Special Driveline Technology business unit when it was merged with the marine business in 2017.
ZF’s Commercial and Fast Craft business unit serves a broad range of applications in the marine industry, including workboats, tugs, and ferries. Products of the business unit include transmissions, controls, propellers and thrusters.