New president for Europe’s pump industry trade association
31 May 2021
Italy’s Vanni Vignoli has been elected as the 30th president of European pump industry association Europump in the association’s virtual general assembly.
An engineer in the sector for more 20 years, Vignoli was this week appointed research and development director at Italian pump manufacturer Caprari, where he was most recently head of corporate marketing.
Vignoli succeeds Dr Sönke Brodersen, currently global executive officer committees and associations at KSB SE & Co. KGaA as well as chairman of VDMA Pumps+Systems, the German pump manufacturer association. Sönke has been a member of Europump’s executive council since 2005 and served as the association’s president between 2011 and 2013, being re-elected in 2019.
Commenting on his election, Vignoli paid tribute to the work of his predecessor.
He said: “I very much look forward to continuing the work started by Sönke, notably with the setting-up of our new digital working group to address data, artificial intelligence and cyber security issues as they affect our industry, and the continuous promotion of our extended product approach, which places us at the forefront of the EU’s sustainability policy”.
Sales director of Sigma Group and representative of Czech pump manufacturers association CPMA Luboš Michlik assumes the role of first vice-president, while Alexandre Lacour, president of SOMEFLU and representative of French pump manufacturers association EVOLIS, was elected to succeed Michlik as second vice-president.