Luigi Galdabini becomes President of the European Association of the Machine Tool Industries (CECIMO)

During its meeting held on 3 December 2015 in Brussels, the CECIMO General Assembly elected Luigi Galdabini as President of CECIMO for a period of two years. Succeeding in this role Jean-Camille Uring, Executive Board Member of Fives and President of Symop, Mr. Galdabini has been entrusted with the responsibility of leading the European Association that represents 39% of the world machine tool (MT) production.

Who is Luigi Galdabini?
Born in 1958, Luigi Galdabini has a degree in mechanical engineering from the Polytechnic of Milan. Since 1990, he has been the managing director of Cesare Galdabini spa, a company with headquarters in Cardano al Campo (VA), leader in the manufacturing of metal forming technology machine tools and machine testing equipment. The company has now reached its fourth generation, and has been an associate member of UCIMU-Sistemi Per Produrre since 1948. In June 2012 Galdabini was elected president by the Assembly of this association.


He is chairman of AITA (Associazione Italiana Tecnologie Additive), the association involved in the field of additive manufacturing. He is vice president of UNIVA, Associazione degli Industriali della Provincia di Varese, and member of the General Council of Confindustria.

Luigi Galdabini was a member of the Board of CECIMO prior to his appointment as President. He will be assisted by Dr. Frank Brinken (Switzerland), Chairman of the Economic Committee, Juha Mäkitalo (Finland), Chairman of the Technical Committee and George Blaha (Czech Republic), Chairman of the Communication and Advocacy Committee. Dr. Frank Brinken is the Vice-Chairman of Starrag Holding AG, Juha Mäkitalo is the President of Finn Power OY (Primapower) and George Blaha is the General Manager of Schneeberger Mineralgusstechnik, s.r.o.