Milan, 22 July 2020 – the General Assembly of UNIDI members gathered together in the wonderful setting of Golf Castello di Tolcinasco on the outskirts of Milan to elect their new President on 21 July. The chairperson is responsible for heading the association throughout the next two years and, above all, for guiding it out of the current health crisis.

“It is an honour for me to take on the role of President of UNIDI,” stated Gianfranco Berrutti, “and a strong challenge at the same time.” We are all experiencing an extraordinary historic moment, and I am convinced that all associations (and ours in particular) will play a fundamental guiding role to help the relevant industry and entire supply chain involved.”

The new chairman’s programme for the upcoming months will focus on the 2020 Expodental Meeting, scheduled for 19-21 November in Rimini to make it a special edition, an important relaunch for the whole sector and chance to gather together, finally, for all industry players.

During the Assembly, members were also presented with an in-depth look at recent regulations that regard medical devices. In fact, UNIDI has worked together with other associations to achieve deferred implementation of the new EU Regulations 745/2017 (MDR) to 26 May 2021. Furthermore, members were informed that Confindustria Medical Devices has modified the association statute to allow UNIDI to join as an aggregate in upcoming months.

With the election of the new President, UNIDI also reorganized the Executive Board which is now composed of 9 members including the Chairperson: Gianfranco Berrutti, Simone Banzi, Paolo Bussolari, Attilio Carnevale, Luigi Fanin, Cristina Cesari Favonio, Emanuela Guerriero, Fabio Velotti, and Mario Zearo. Outgoing members are Gianna Pamich, President for the last 4 years, Edoardo Botteon and Lisa Micheletto.

Gianfranco Berrutti, class of 1968, a graduate in Business Economics from the Bocconi University in Milan, was already President of Unidi between 2012 and 2016 and then vice-chairperson until the latest appointment. Since March 2019, he has been President of FIDE, the Federation of the European Dental Industry, and in February 2020 he took on the role of President for IDM, the International Dental Manufacturers. He is CEO of the family business, Major Prodotti Dentari. In the association he has always played a proactive and prominent role, working effectively towards internationalisation and the development of Italian industries and the ‘made-in-Italy” reputation abroad.

UNIDI (Italian Dental Industry Association), which is part of Confindustria and a member of FIDE, brings together the best in the Italian Dental Industry: 120 companies producing equipment and materials for dentists and dental technicians. Since 1969 it has owned and organised the top trade show in the Italian dental industry, Expodental Meeting.

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