Prima Industrie, a global group in the sector of high technology laser systems, sheet metal working systems and electronic components for industrial applications, is pleased to announce that, following the closing operation by Femto Technologies S.p.A., a company whose share capital is indirectly owned by Alpha Private Equity and Peninsula funds, a new Board of Directors has been elected and a new Chief Executive Officer has been appointed.

The new Prima Industrie S.p.A. Board of Directors is composed by:

  • 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)

Giovanni Negri has been appointed CEO of Prima Industrie S.p.A. With a degree in Management Engineering and a Master in Business Administration from the Politecnico di Milano, since November 2018 Negri has been CEO of CMS SpA, company of SCM Group, a leading company specialized in the production of numerically controlled multi-axis machining centers. Previously he held, both in Germany and in Italy, several positions of increasing responsibility in SCM Group, Porsche Consulting and Siemens.

The former CEO Ezio Basso will remain on the Board of Directors and will actively cooperate with Giovanni Negri ensuring an effective handover in our Group.

The Company Executive Chairman Gianfranco Carbonato commented: “I wish to thank Ezio Basso, even on behalf of past and new shareholders, for the long-lasting collaboration that allowed our Group 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.”

Prima Industrie S.p.A. CEO Giovanni Negri declared: “I am honored 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.”

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