Sassuolo, Italy— The Italian ceramic manufacturers’ association, Confindustria Ceramica, recently elected Vittorio Borelli chairman for the two-year period 2013 to 2015. The election followed an earlier meeting of the board where his designation as chairman of Confindustria Ceramica was approved unanimously. “I’d like to thank my colleagues for nominating me to this position,” said Borelli. “Working together within a cohesive association is the best way to address the current difficult situation. For this reason, I hope to see the greatest involvement on the part of all member companies.”
Following his graduation in 1995 from the University of Bologna, Borelli interned at American International in Chicago, a ceramic product distributor. He then joined ceramic tile manufacturer Fincibec in April 1996 as area manager for overseas markets. In 2000, he was appointed general manager for its Century brand and, in 2008, managing director of Fincibec.
Borelli has many years of experience with the Confindustria Ceramica association. He has been a member of its 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 Confindustria Ceramica.
The Fincibec Group, founded 50 years ago, has three factories in the Sassuolo area with a production capacity of 10 million square metres and 500 employees. Over the years the company has focused 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.