GIMAV’s (Association of Italian manufacturers and suppliers of machinery, equipment and special products for glass processing) leadership team, whose terms will last until 2026, was recently chosen at the association’s general meeting. The meeting was held on Wednesday 29 June at the Association’s Milan office, where engineer Dino Zandonella Necca was elected as President for the four-year period from 2022 to 2026. Completing the Governing Bodies, Directors in office over the two-year period from 2022 to 2024 were also elected.
Michele Gusti, the previous president, upon handing over his responsibilities said, “All my best wishes go to my friend and colleague who will be an excellent guide for the Association just as he was for the VITRUM trade fair. I’m certain GIMAV will be animated by the same drive and enthusiasm that have always characterized it as a dynamic and innovative Association.
“Zandonella Necca has great international experience, so I’m confident he’ll achieve the results we anticipate. In any case, we shall always be there to support him – even through difficult times. I also take the occasion to thank Director Fabrizio Cattaneo, who, together with the companies making up the association and still participating in its life, has accepted to undertake with me the challenge of its changes – which is hardly banal.”
In his first speech as President of the Association, Zandonella Necca stressed the importance of strengthening the sector’s industrial dynamics: “I’m grateful to the members who bestow upon me this honour of leading GIMAV. I will try to meet the task of continuing the work of modernization that we’ve jointly undertaken – thanks to the safe, enlightened guidance of my friend Michele Gusti.
“I believe the Association remains a key player in promoting and defending the interests of both our sector and the entire Italian glass supply chain – being unique globally in terms of directly drawing upon origins that have created and developed its unique history, tradition and culture.
“The same history and culture are now preserved in the excellence of Italian museums – reinterpreted and defined by the contemporary artistic sensitivities of today’s glass masters, updated and kept up to date by both the industrial and design supply chains of glass and projected into the future by the most advanced glass processing technologies, of which we are all among the main protagonists.
“And it’s precisely to this ‘uniqueness’ and ‘originality’ that we must all aim to enhance Italian glass at international level, which is also what we intend to do at ‘The Italian Glass Weeks,’ an event that will take place on September 10, just after summer.”