GIMAV has elected a leadership team for the turbulent months to come.

Gimav, which is the Italian Association of Manufacturers and Suppliers of Machinery, Systems, Accessories and Special Products for glass processing, re-elected Michele Gusti, President of OCMI to the post of Association President.

He said: I will put my skills to work for our industry, tapping into the experience gained during the last biennium. I know I can count on the valuable input of my colleagues, who will be working alongside me to guide the Association.

Two new team members were added, both making a welcome return to the GIMAV Board – Federica Bovone, General Manager of Elettromeccanica Bovone and Michela Pezza, Managing Director of Fratelli Pezza.

The association has also launched two new logos, one each for GIMAV and trade show Vitrum.

The new look is a return to the origins that openly revisits the bond between the Association and Italy’s international glass processing technologies trade show.

“There is absolutely no reason to hide this fact; on the contrary, we are very proud of our ties with GIMAV,” said Dino Zandonella Necca, President of Vitrum and President and CEO of Adi Srl and R.B.M. Italia.

In addition to updating the image of the Association and the glass industry trade show, the new logo explicitly echoes their common origins, summed up in the "V" that closes the name of the Association and, like a mirror image, opens that of the show.

A stylized Italian flag is a reminder that, underlying both, is Italy’s glass processing technologies industry.

Members discussed the forthcoming Vitrum trade show scheduled for October 5-8, 2021 at Fiera Milano, Italy. They highlighted the “irreplaceable” role of the show.

Industry players are starting to draw the conclusion that to lose Vitrum would lead, in the medium term, to Italy’s glass processing technologies industry losing its competitive edge in international markets,” said Mr Gusti.