Marco Calcagni, sales director for Italian press manufacturer Omet has been accounced as the new President of the Ilatian printing and converting association ACIMGA for the two-year period 2013-2014. Elected during the General Member Assembly that took place recently in Milan, Calcagni will be flanked by vice president Aldo Peretti of Uteco Converting.
The assembly disclosed the latest data on industry performance, which continues to show impressive export rates of + 4% in the January-March period of this year. The positive trend (Source: Acimga research department on Istat data) is also validated by the recent qualitative research on order performance over the first months of the year conducted among ACIMGA members, who report excellent prospects with regard to sales on foreign markets and expectations for the current year.
“Internationalization and packaging are the key words for success in this industry representing the excellence of made-in-Italy production, which boasts a record-setting 2012: over € 2 billion in revenues, a 9.1% increase over 2011, exports up by 11% amounting to 82.7% of total revenues. Such impressive results match the pre-crisis levels of 2008," says the newly elected president Calcagni.
Calcagni joined Omet in 1987. In 2000 he was appointed vice-president of Omet China and of Omet Americas in 2012. He has been vice president of ACIMGA since 2011, and is also an advisor to A.T.I.F. Milano (the Italian technical association for the development of Flexography) and member of the board of directors of the IT’S Tissue network.