Confindustria Ceramica

14   Giugno   2018


Giovanni Savorani has been elected Chairman of Confindustria Ceramica for the two-year period 2018-2020 with 100% of valid votes

The Members’ Meeting of Confindustria Ceramica held today at the association’s headquarters in Sassuolo elected Giovanni Savorani as Chairman for the two-year period 2018-2020 with 100% of the valid votes (there were two blank ballot papers).

Giovanni Savorani, born in Faenza (RA) 69 years ago, is married with two children. After graduating from the technical specialisation course at the State Institute of Ceramic Art in Faenza in 1968, he worked for seven years as the plant manager of an industrial company. In July 1977 he was appointed technical manager of CAST, where he stayed for ten years. In April 1987 he joined Cooperativa Ceramica di Imola as plant manager of the Borgo Tossignano facility. In June 1990 he joined Sacmi Imola in the position of Sales Director, then in November 1994 joined Ceramiche La Faenza as General Manager. Ten years later (May 2005) he was appointed General Manager of Cooperativa Ceramica d’Imola. In July 2006 he began his entrepreneurial career by founding Gigacer spa, serving as Chairman of the Board right from the company’s foundation. Savorani has been a member of the Board of Confindustria Ceramica since 2013 and is a member of the Technical Standards Committee as well as representing the association at the shareholders’ meeting of Centro Ceramico.

Gigacer spa operates a factory with a production capacity of 1.2 million square metres in the Imola-Faenza ceramic cluster and has 73 employees. It has always devoted the utmost attention to product quality. From the start it used the innovative Continua technology for large size tile production, developing 120x120 cm porcelain floor tiles as early as 2007. It has always focused strongly on workplace safety and sustainability, both internally and at customers’ sites. In 2007 it also used unconventional systems such as horizontal rather than vertical palletisation and reduced its use of packaging materials to a bare minimum.