Prima Industrie, Collegno, Italy – a global group in the sector of high-technology laser systems, sheet metal working systems and electronic components for industrial applications, and the parent company of Prima Additive – has announced that a new board of directors has been elected, and Giovanni Negri named CEO.
The new Prima Industrie Board of Directors is composed of:
- Gianfranco Carbonato (Executive Chairman)
- Domenico Peiretti (Deputy Chairman)
- Giovanni Negri (CEO)
- Ezio G Basso (Director)
- Donatella Busso (Independent Director)
- Francesca Cirrincione (Independent Director)
- Nicola Colavito (Director)
- Francesca de Fraja Frangipane (Independent Director)
- Edoardo M Lanzavecchia (Director)
- Barbara Poggiali (Independent Director)
- Lisa Marie Tan (Director)
With a degree in Management Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Politecnico di Milano, Negri has served since November 2018 as CEO of CMS SpA, an SCM Group company specialised in the production of numerically controlled multi-axis machining centres. Previously, he held several positions of increasing responsibility in SCM Group, Porsche Consulting, and Siemens.
Prima Industrie’s former CEO, Ezio Basso, will remain on the Board of Directors and actively cooperate with Giovanni Negri to ensure an effective handover.
“I wish to thank Ezio Basso, even on behalf of past and new shareholders, for the long-lasting collaboration that allowed our groip to flourish and become what it is today, and welcome Giovanni Negri, wishing him all the best for the new challenge, conscious that significant opportunity of further growth is at our reach,” stated Gianfranco Carbonato.
Giovanni Negri added: “I am honoured to have been appointed CEO of Prima Industrie. I look forward to working with the new board of directors and all the Prima Industrie people and stakeholders to continue the Group’s evolution of sustainable innovation and growth. I am convinced that there are great opportunities ahead of us.”