The elections for the posts of Presidents, Vice-Presidents and Representatives of the seven associations that will form FederUnacoma took place on Tuesday, May 29th in San Lazzaro di Savena (Bologna). FederUnacoma is the new federation that represents agricultural machine producers – amongst these is Comagarden, the representing body of the companies operating in the gardening sector.
GGP Group’s Supply Chain Vice-President Franco Novello is the newly elected President of Comagarden. The company, whose headquarters are in Castelfranco Veneto, is a leading producer of lawn mowers and of a wide range of powered garden equipment. It has a total 1200 employees and an annual turnover of more than €410 million. Franco Novello, 51 years old, began his career at GGP in 1996 as CFO, although he has covered many other roles within the company as well, ranging from Operations Manager to Group’s Purchase Director. He has been the Group’s Vice-President since 2004.
The election of Franco Novello as President of Comagarden follows GGP’s entrance in the association only a few short months ago: a strong signal of the recognition of the company’s historical and key role in the sector – as well as a clear message of trust in Franco Novello’s ability and capacity to interpret the requirements and opportunities of the garden machine sector.
In thanking the partner companies, Dr. Novello expresses his full appreciation for the nomination he has received, mirroring GGP’s own strong desire to actively participate in the association’s life – thereby contributing to the growth of the garden sector companies both in Italy and throughout the world.