Francesco Gori, CEO and managing director of Pirelli Tyre SpA, has been re-elected president of ETRMA, the European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers’ Association.
Gori will serve his second consecutive three-year term and will remain in office until 2011. The association also elected Patrick Lepercq, vice president of public affairs for Groupe Michelin, as vice president.
"Environmental protection, road safety and increased competitiveness are the priorities of the association," says Gori. "The decision for continuity emphasizes the association's determination to strengthen the commitment of our industry to the key themes we focused on in the previous mandate, with good results.
"We foresee important challenges such as the evolution of markets and of the European regulatory scenario, which will transform our industry in coming years. In this scenario, ETRMA plans to make a fundamental contribution to positive growth of the European mobility industry."
ETRMA represents 4,200 companies and 360,000 employees from the tire and rubber industry (ranging from pharmaceutical to baby care). Sales for the member companies exceed 49 billion euros ($67 billion).