Michele Gusti

Michele Gusti is the new president elect of Gimav, the Italian association of manufacturers of machinery, accessories and special products for glass processing. The nomination was held on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, during the Ordinary Members’ Meeting, which also voted to elect Gimav’s new board of directors.

Gusti, who is also president of OCMI-OTG Spa, replaces Aldo Faccenda (Bottero Spa), who held the position for the 2016-2018 term, and was voted to serve as president of the Hollow Glass Division for the next two years. The president-elect of the Accessories Division is Dino Zandonella Necca (ADI Spa).

Members of the new board of directors are: Barbara Antonini (Antonini Srl), Chiaralberta Galli (Bavelloni Spa), Giulio Isernia (Glass Service Srl), Nicola Lattuada (Adelio Lattuada Srl), Nancy Mammaro (Mappi International Srl), Barbara Mazza (Cugher Glass Srl), Matteo Rolla (Neptun Srl) and Cinzia Schiatti (Officina Meccanica Schiatti Angelo Srl). The presidential line-up will be completed during the next board of directors’ meeting, with the nomination of the two vice-presidents.

“I am a member of Gimav and have played a role in the life of the association for over 20 years,” says Gusti. “Since day one, I have wholeheartedly believed in it, recognized its importance and the overall commitment it requires. Now Gimav is becoming a leading association at the international level, and ever more importantly, has proven its ability to catalyze a large group of institutional representatives from international glass associations, and create a network where information can be shared and discussed.”

Gusti plans to spend his two-year term establishing a greater presence at events and organization meetings focused on sector standards and development policies.

“We will also continue to focus on the association itself, where I will strive to strengthen collaboration among all member companies, and find common ground by which members of any size may grow together and collaborate by adopting a continuous and widespread constructive approach,” he says.

The election of Gusti happened at a favorable time for the Italian flat and hollow glass sector, according to the organization. As shown in Gimav’s recent annual report, the association recorded its eighth consecutive year of growth with overall sales up by 4 percent.

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