ROME – The summit of the European Association of the Motorcycle Industry is tinged with blue. Michele Colaninno, chief executive of global strategy, product, marketing and innovation of the Piaggio group, has been appointed president of the Association des constructeurs européens de motocycles (Acem). Colaninno, who is also the founder and president of the American company specialized in robotics Piaggio Fast Forward, will then lead the continental association of the sector based in Brussels, to which all the global motorcycle and scooter groups belong. “As the new President of Acem, I am very grateful to the other motorcycle manufacturers for the trust they have placed in the Piaggio Group in this prestigious and demanding role that I will play with the utmost commitment – underlined Colaninno – I will work with all members of the Association to promote the priorities described in Vision 2030+, Acem’s strategic document that responds to the future needs of mobility in a world that will be increasingly sustainable.
As part of this Vision, the European motorcycle industry will continue to work to bring innovative, low-carbon vehicles to market for urban commuting, leisure and mobility in general. , we will intensify our dialogue with EU institutions and increase sector cooperation in strategic areas, such as connectivity, security and electrification ”.
Michele Colaninno, born in 1976, in addition to the roles covered in the Pontedera house, is CEO and general manager of the Immsi group, an industrial holding listed on the Milan Stock Exchange, active in the financial, real estate and industrial sectors, with a turnover of over 1.7 billion euros. “It is an important appointment that represents for the made in Italy industry an important return to the top European associations of reference and that comes at a time full of significant challenges for the mobility industry – said Paolo Magri, President of the National Association of Cycle Motorcycle Accessories – The ANCMA will not fail to make its active contribution by committing itself to reaffirm the economic, social and cultural role of the sector, the interests of manufacturers and users “. In parallel to the appointment of Colaninno to the presidency of Acem, three new vice-presidents have also been designated: Stefan Pierer (CEO of Ktm), Markus Schramm (head of Bmw Motorrad) and Eric de Seynes (president of Yamaha Motor Europe. (Maurilio Rigo))