SASSUOLO, ITALY-- The Confindustria Ceramica Members' Meeting, held recently at the association's offices in Sassuolo, Italy, elected Vittorio Borelli as Chairman of the Italian Ceramic Manufacturers’ Association for the two-year period 2013-2015 with 100% of the votes. This followed on from the May 14 meeting of the Board of Directors where his designation as Chairman of Confindustria Ceramica was approved unanimously to enthusiastic applause.

Franco Manfredini
Franco Manfredini, President of Confindustria Ceramica, (left) congratulates Vittorio Borelli (right) on his new position as Chairman of the Italian Ceramic Manufacturers' Association.

Borelli, 42, graduated in 1995 in Political Science with a specialization in history and politics at the University of Bologna. After an internship at American International in Chicago, IL, a company operating in the field of ceramic product distribution, he joined Fincibec in April 1996 as area manager for overseas markets. In 2000, he was appointed General Manager for the Century brand and in 2008 Managing Director of Fincibec SpA.

Borelli has many years of experience within the Association. He has been a member of the Promotional and Exhibitions Committee since 1999 and Chairman of the Committee since 2007. From June 2005 to May 2011 he was a member of the Board of Directors of Confindustria Ceramica.

Fincibec Group, a ceramic sector company founded 50 years ago, has three factories in the Sassuolo area with a production capacity of approximately 108 million square feet and 500 employees. Over the years, the Group has focused special attention on quality certification (UNI EN ISO 9001) and on environmental issues, gaining ANAB-ICEA certification and certification relating to the use of "40% recycled materials." Fincibec serves 3,000 customers worldwide with its three brand names Monocibec, Century and Naxos.