Gimav board appoints new president

August 1, 2008
COMMERCIAL

Cinzia Schiatti became president of the board of directors of Gimav, the association of Italian manufacturers and suppliers of machinery, accessories and special products for glass processing, according to an Aug.1 Gimav release.

Schiatti worked as sales manager for 23 years for a company founded by her grandfather, Elia Schiatti, that manufactures machinery for flat glass processing.

"The board of Gimav, under the previous presidents, has always employed effective strategies to promote 'made in Italy' products and the global dissemination of its entrepreneurial culture," Schiatti said in the release. "During my tenure, I will endeavor to continue in this vein and further develop this policy.

"The ability of Italian businesses lies precisely in knowing how to manufacture high tech machinery and accessories, flexible enough to meet the needs of the end user," Schiatti continued. "Reliability, latest-generation technologies, and ease of use are the strengths that have placed Italian goods in a global leadership position, without having to worry about competition from the more recently emerging countries."

In 2007, Italy’s machinery, accessories and special products for glass processing industry posted a 12 percent increase in exports, valued at more than 1 billion Euros, and revealed itself as one of the most vibrant sectors in Italy’s economy.