L-R: Lorenzo Primultini (past president), Marianna Daschini (vice president) and Luigi De Vito (president) (Photograph: Acimall)
The general assembly of Acimall, the association of Italian manufacturers of furniture and wood technology, has appointed Luigi De Vito (Scm Group, Rimini) as president for the 2020 to 2023 period. Working alongside him is newly appointed vice president Marianna Daschini (Greda, Mariano Comense).
At their meeting on 14 July 2020, the assembly accepted the nominations made by the managing board and approved the financial statement of one of the most difficult years for Acimall and the entire world economy.
De Vito is currently the wood Division Director at Scm and is in charge of production, product development, sales and after-sales service. He holds a business management degree from the Luiss University in Rome, and has developed solid managing experience abroad, dealing with European loans for startups, and then at Unilever. Since 2008, he has been working in the wood technology industry, covering roles with increasing responsibilities, and he joined Scm Group in 2012. De Vito is married with three children.
In a video conference, De Vito thanked out-going president Lorenzo Primultini for being “… able to guide the association through one of the most difficult times in history, while keeping a focus on the values that a business association must preserve.”
De Vito also mentioned the key topics of his term: promoting open dialogue among the member companies and with other associations; focusing resources on strategic projects (credit access, business development, supply chain initiatives); supporting and developing the brands of member companies, and “…creating a favorable environment to exchange excellent models of market strategy, sales and technology trends.”