Vanni Vignoli was elected as the 30th president of Europump - the European pump industry association.
The election was undertaken digitally as part of the association’s Virtual General Assembly.
An engineer in the pump sector for over 20 years, Vignoli has held various positions with Italian pump manufacturer, Caprari, best known for its centrifugal pumps, submersible motors, and integrated solutions for water systems.
Most recently as its head of corporate marketing, he has been responsible for both strategic and product marketing activities, whilst coordinating several businesses within the Caprari suite of companies.
Currently chairman of the Marketing Commission and second vice-president of Assopompe, Europump’s Italian association member, he has served Europump for many years.
Vanni Vignoli succeeds Dr Sönke Brodersen, global executive officer committees and associations at KSB SE & Co. KGaA and 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.
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.”
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