Michele Gusti has been elected as the president elect of Gimav, the Italian Association of Manufacturers of Machinery, Accessories and special products for glass processing.

The nomination was held on Tuesday, 10 July 2018, during the Ordinary Members' Meeting, which also voted to elect Gimav’s new Board of Directors.

Mr. Gusti, who is also president of OCMI-OTG, replaces Aldo Faccenda of Bottero, 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 of ADI.

Members of the new Board of Directors are: Barbara Antonini (Antonini), Chiaralberta Galli (Bavelloni), Giulio Isernia (Glass Service), Nicola Lattuada (Adelio Lattuada), Nancy Mammaro (Mappi International), Barbara Mazza (Cugher Glass), Matteo Rolla (Neptun), Cinzia Schiatti (Officina Meccanica Schiatti Angelo).

The presidential line-up will be completed during the next Board of Directors' meeting, with the nomination of the two vice-presidents.

Mr Gusti said: "I am a member of Gimav and have played a role in the life of the association for over 20 years. Since day one, I have wholeheartedly believed in it, recognised 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."

"For my two-year term as president a great deal of attention will be paid to enhancing the value of the association's international vocation by establishing an increasingly greater presence at national and foreign sites where decisions are made regarding the 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."