The shareholders’ meeting of Gefran chaired by Maria Chiara Franceschetti was held on April 28. The meeting approved Gefran financial statements for the year 2019 and resolved to allocate the entire annual profit of 6.2 million euros to retained earnings. The new Board of Directors, which met immediately after the shareholders’ meeting, appointed Maria Chiara Franceschetti as Chairman, Andrea Franceschetti and Giovanna Franceschetti as Vice Chairmen, and Marcello Perini (picture below) as CEO.
The new CEO, Marcello Perini, from Brescia, 51 years old, holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and also an Executive Master of Business Administration, has held positions of growing responsibility and strategic importance in Gefran, from the leadership of R&D in the Sensors Business Unit to the position of General Manager of the Sensors and Automation Components Business Unit. In 2014-2015 he was also at the helm of the Motion Control Business Unit.
“This appointment represents a step forward in my career, which I am proud to say is entirely within the Gefran Group”, Marcello Perini commented. “I wish to thank the company’s owners for their trust and my co-workers: I would never have been able to achieve this milestone without the professional growth that results from working as a team. I believe that the knowledge of the Group I have gained over the years will be of great use to me in dealing with the complexity we are currently seeing and leading growth in the years to come”.