Italian packaging machinery association elects Matteo Gentili as its chairman

The Ucima Italian packaging machinery association has elected Matteo Gentili as its new chairman during its annual meeting at Acetaia Leonardi in Magreta, Modena.

He takes over from Enrico Aureli, CEO of Robopac and OCME (pictured on the right with the newly appointed chair), who served in the role for the past four years at the head of the group representing a broad spectrum of businesses, including those operating within confectionery and bakery markets.

“I’m proud to have the opportunity to work with an exceptional organisation that over the years has developed an outstanding image and an ability to provide first-class services to companies,” said Gentili.

“This organisation’s enormous value and efficiency is demonstrated by the fact that the national Confindustria (Italian employers’ federation) sees our system as an organisational role model to be followed. The new operational collaboration with Amaplast will offer further major growth opportunities.”

“Following an intense election campaign, an agreement was reached for an alternating chairmanship of Ucima. I will serve as chairman for the first two years of the four-year term and will then hand over to my colleague Riccardo Cavanna, who for the time being will serve as vice-chairman in charge of association development,” continued the newly elected chairman. “This agreement testifies to our unity and our determination to work together in guiding the Association.”

Matteo  Gentili, 58, is chairman of TMC (Tissue Machinery Company), a company based in Castel Guelfo (Bologna) that produces and markets automatic machines for the packaging and management of Tissue and Personal Care products. In 2018, the company joined the IMA Grou.

He named Roberto Paltrinieri from Tetra Pak as another vice-chairman with responsibility for technological aspects. Luciano Sottile from Goglio, a member of UCIMA’s Board of Directors and former vice chairman, has been tasked with overseeing promotional activities.

Another announcement made during the meeting was the change in the Association’s directorship, with Mario Maggiani, 53, director general of Amaplast, to take over the position of director general of UCIMA from Paolo Gambuli.

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